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Colin Jackson launches Sanlam Go Dad Run in fight against prostate cancer

As featured in Wales Online

Colin Jackson with Sian Lloyd and Jamie Baulch

Former world record holder Colin Jackson was joined by many friends including Jamie Baulch , Sian Lloyd and Ian Gough at the 2016 launch of his Cardiff Sanlam Go Dad Run.

The annual event for men and boys to raise awareness of and funds for Prostate Cancer UK will take place in Bute Park on the morning of Father’s Day, June 19 and this year there will be a 10k as well as a 5k.

Colin, from Cardiff, said: “It was wonderful that so many people came to the launch tonight as we’d love to see hundreds of men and boys from right across Cardiff and the whole region signing up and taking part in the Sanlam Go Dad Run to help us raise awareness of an illness that affects so many men in Wales.

“And it is not just the guys we are trying to reach as prostate cancer also has a massive impact on their families and friends.”

Colin created Go Dad Run after two of his uncles developed prostate cancer.

Although one responded to treatment and is now fit and well again the other sadly died.

That prompted Colin to find out more information about the illness and he was shocked to discover that whilst one in eight men the UK will develop prostate cancer, that actually rises to one in four men from an African Caribbean background.

Raising awareness

He felt that he had to do something to help generate more awareness of men’s health issues so in 2013 he created Go Dad Run, now a series of 5K and 10K runs for men and boys, to get guys talking about their health and to raise funds for our official charity partner Prostate Cancer UK.

By bringing together dads and sons, brothers and cousins, neighbours, workmates and friends who are willing to get involved in a run and play their part in the fight against prostate cancer we hope that we can have a positive effect on their lives and health.

Inspired by the extraordinary success of Race For Life for women, we believe this is the only all-male event of its kind on the calender.

Runners can find all the information and sign up at www.godadrun.co.uk or email Martin at godadruninfo@gmail.com

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Sanlam and Go Dad Run 2016 Video 

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