Welwyn Garden City Leeds United fan runs for Millwall legend’s charity

A FRIEND having a testicular cancer scare persuaded Steve Greenwood to go out and run 10km to raise funds for a charity researching the disease.

Steve raised more than �200 as he took part in the Stamp Out Male Cancer run through Victoria Park in London.

The WGC man, who teaches at Busy Bees nursery, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times his first 10km run – completed in 46 minutes, nine seconds – was more than worth doing.

“It’s a charity very close to my heart as a good friend of mine had a scare back in 2008 so it’s a cause I fully support and will continue to raise money for,” he said.

“I’m so pleased and grateful for all the support parents at the nursery have given me.”

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The run was organised by the Neil Harris Everyman Appeal.

The charity was formed by the Millwall FC legend after he was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2001.

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Luckily, within a year the striker, who now plays for Southend, recovered and continued with his prolific footballing career.

Neil’s mission from recovering, however, has been to raise testicular cancer awareness within the football community and to help with funding research.

Days such as the Stamp Out Male Cancer run go towards Neil’s efforts.

Leeds United fan Steve, who met and is pictured with Neil, added: “Male cancer can affect men of all ages, from all walks of life, so it’s something we should all try and beat.

“All the money raised will hopefully one day find a way to stamp out prostrate and testicular cancer for good.”

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