Andy McAslan: Liverpool-Leeds endurance challenge

In July 2021 Andy McAslan, aged 25 was diagnosed with Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin Follicular Lymphoma, an incurable blood cancer.

Andy has competed at the highest level of domestic sport over 800m. One of his highest achievements came when he finished 3rd at the British University Championships.

Prior to his diagnosis, he had suffered abnormal symptoms as well as unexplainable dips in his training. Doctors diagnosed Andrew with IBS as he was “too young for cancer”. He knew something was not right so kept pushing for scans. Eventually, he found a tumour on his neck which promoted serious discussions. From this, he was then consulted that he was unknowingly suffering from Follicular Lymphoma for the last 3-4 years.

Andy has now finished 6 rounds of chemotherapy and the cancer is now in remission. However, this will come back.

We are looking to raise funds for Follicular Lymphoma Foundation that will provide support and research into finding a cure for Andy and many others like him.

I shall be running the length of the Leeds-Liverpool canal (finishing in Leeds). I will aim to cover the 127 mile distance in 3 days and Andy will be part of the support team. The event will be taking place over the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of April.

Our initial aim is to raise £3,000. Every single donation, will be greatly appreciated.

Lets find a cure and get Andy his life back.


Richard Powell
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