Devon man to cycle 6,000 miles in memory of his mother

PUBLISHED: 15:59 09 March 2010 | UPDATED: 01:01 16 June 2010

A MAN will be passing by the Jurassic Coast on his 6,000 mile trek in memory of his mother and in aid of charity.

A MAN will be passing by the Jurassic Coast on his 6,000 mile trek in memory of his mother and in aid of charity.

Simon Curtis, 38, will be setting out from Dartmouth on Mothering Sunday (March 14) to coincide with Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

Simon's 'cycle the lights' campaign is sponsored by Intus Healthcare, which has recently launched OvPlex - a diagnostic for earlier detection of ovarian cancer in symptomatic women.

Simon's own mother's symptoms went undetected for years before she was eventually diagnosed. After battling cancer she died three years later, last June.

Simon said: "Having seen my mother deteriorate so quickly as a result of ovarian cancer, I felt that it was important to raise awareness and valuable funds for research so that misdiagnosis is minimised and women can get treated at an earlier stage."

For more information or to sponsor Simon, visit www.cyclethelights.co.uk/how-to-donate.html


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