Cancer gives Kyle a reason to run


KYLE Llewellyn, who was diagnosed with cancer twice as a child, is not one to take it easy.

Later this month he will tackle the gruelling 4x4x48 Challenge to mark the end of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Mr Llewellyn, 20, of Rosebud, will run four miles (6.4km), inside every four-hour block over 48 hours on 29-30 September. The aim is to encourage children with cancer to focus on something positive to help get them through their treatment and to never lose sight of their goals.

“I hope that by doing this challenge I can show kids currently going through treatment that at the end of it, they’ll be able to do some amazing things in life,” Mr Llewellyn said.

He is also raising money Redkite, the childhood cancer support charity which supported him and his mother through his two cancer diagnoses.

Mr Llewellyn has already raised $2000 with his Kids with Cancer fundraiser and hopes to raise $5000 by month’s end. If lockdown restrictions are still in place then, he will do his running on a treadmill at home.

“It’s important to keep positive and to look forward to what’s on the other side of it,” he said.

To support Mr Llewellyn visit his donation page:

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 22 September 2020


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