Double cancer sufferer fights back with run

Kenny Marland
Kenny Marland

A father-of-one - who was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged just 23 - is taking on the Great North Run after battling the disease.

Kenny Marland, now 26, who lives in the West End area of Halifax, also overcame a secondary liver cancer before finally getting the all-clear.

Kenny, a former nightclub manager who has a three-year-old daughter, Lexie, said his cancerous journey – which involved radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, as well as a colonoscopy, keyhole surgery and liver resection – has prompted him to create more awareness.

Kenny, who will be racing for Bowel Cancer UK at the September 15 event which takes place in Newcastle, said: “Bowel cancer has had a major impact on my life.

“When it was picked up on my liver again I really felt like I had let everyone down.

“I have now got the all clear from cancer and would like to create awareness and help others where possible to get through their own journeys.”

To sponsor Kenny visit his fundraising page at: www.justgiving.com/kenny-marland.