3
year Mo Bro
Michael Stead

£2,445

Target: £500
raised £3,520 since 2019
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Testicular cancer
Mental health and suicide prevention

In 2011 I was diagnosed with testicular cancer. Thanks to awareness campaigns like Movember and amazing support and treatment from the NHS, I have since made a full recovery.

My diagnosis came on the first day of my core-module exams while studying the LPC - the second and final year of law school. I was so focused on my exams that I hadn't realised why the doctor was calling. The doctor asked me to come in to discuss some results, but as I had forgotten that I had even had some routine checks on my 'chaps', I wasn't expecting news - good or bad.

I said that I would have to come in next week, as I was in the middle of taking my final law school exams. The doctor insisted; it wasn't until the third time of insisting that I realised that something must really be wrong.

My cancer diagnosis hit me like a train - as I suspect it does to everyone who receives one. The fact is however, that I consider myself hugely fortunate. Testicular cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers in young men - but it is also the most treatable. Nine years later, and I am no longer a patient of oncology - considered cured of the disease. By raising awareness, removing stigma from getting yourself checked if you are concerned and getting treatment early - most lives can be saved.

Movember is working to halve the number of deaths from testicular cancer by 2030, and I want to help them get there. Help me stop men dying too young.

How I'm
getting involved
DLA Birmingham
Team captain Michael Stead
£2,445 Team funds raised
5 of 60 kilometres
running
5.02 kilometres
walking
0 kilometres
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1 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
The DLA Piper CT
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The DLA Piper CT
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Previous year's donations
28 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Michael Stead
£50

Cash donation from Vipul!

28 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Daniel Cowley
£50

Great work Michael! Huge congrats to you and the team on raising so much for such a great cause. X

30 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£10
30 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Laura Hanley
£20

All the best Michael!

31 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Denisa Mitu
£10

Well done for sharing, good luck with the running!

31 Week(s) Ago
Donation from:
Rachel Argyle
£10
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