Whilst many of us are settling down for the evening on Saturday, 22nd October, one NRS Healthcare colleague will be taking to the illuminated streets of Leicester for Cancer Research.
Dylan Atwal will join thousands of others in an 11km night walk passing some of the city’s most famous landmarks.
The Customer Services Manager, who is based at the company’s head office in Bardon, said:
“I want to do my bit in the fight against cancer to give those diagnosed the best chance at overcoming this truly awful disease.”
Dylan knows only too well the affect cancer can have on loved ones. He said:
“My mother was diagnosed with Stage 1 cancer in early 2020. I am proud to say she was able to make a full recovery, however, not everyone is as fortunate. Not only does it impact upon them, but those close to them. My maternal grandmother passed away from cancer merely days after I was born and it deprived me the opportunity of knowing and forming a bond with her. My maternal grandfather suffered with Leukaemia prior to his passing around a decade ago. Both deaths had a devastating impact on my family and with my grandmother’s passing it was particularly difficult for the family to process as what should have been a happy time in the household was tinged with sadness. I also have friends who have parents and loved ones battling and overcoming cancer. That is why I choose to walk for them and for countless others who either have or will be affected.”
Dylan has been training in the evenings and after work and hopes to raise £500 for taking park in the Shine Night Walk. He said:
“I appreciate times are tough at the moment with the current economic climate, but I would be grateful to those who can contribute what they can. Even a small amount can make a massive difference in aiding further treatment and research to help us get even closer to a cure so that it can no longer hurt anyone or destroy them and their families. The physical and emotional toll it has is frightening and the statistics that one in two people will contract some form of cancer in their lifetime is equally horrifying to think about.”
If you would like to donate, visit Dylan’s fundraising page - https://bit.ly/3CEw0lE