From 3 November, JJB employee Nathan Taylor (below) from Old Town will endeavour to run ten marathons in ten days for Callum's Appeal.
Callum Phillip Kaye was diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma, a severely malignant brain tumour, on 25 October 2005.
On 5 November 2005 surgeons managed to remove only around 80% of the tumour and 3 cycles of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiotherapy to the brain and spine failed to remove the rest. The doctors have told the family that no more can be achieved with NHS treatment.
The UK Survival Rate For Medulloblastoma is only 20%
The family has managed to track down cutting edge techniques including antibody therapies at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, Cyberknife and Brainlab that will be able to remove the leftovers of his original tumour and flush out the rest of the cancer from his body.
However, a deposit to the hospital for such treatment costs around $350,000 (£175,000), and can run to over $1 million (£500,000).
Nathan has plotted a scenie route along a network of rivers and canals heading from Swindon to JJBs headquarters in Wigan, taking in the River Thames, Oxford Canal, Grand Union Canal, Shropshire Canal, Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
To sponsor Nathan please contact Callum's Appeal on 01793 238603