Leon Boots director Kevin Burgess is celebrating 40 years cancer free after he was diagnosed with cancer as a teenager. He is putting himself through his paces training to run the London Landmarks Half Marathon in his wellies to raise vital funds and awareness for a charity close to his heart.
At just 15, Kev was diagnosed with cancer. Following his diagnosis on 8th October 1984, which ironically is the date his daughter’s birthday, born 14 years later, he attended the old St Micheals Childrens hospital to start his chemotherapy. This treatment lasted until the end of 1985, and involved six lumbar punctures, two endoscopies and a colonoscopy.
Despite having the odds stacked against him in this way and being told at 20 with his ever present, supportive (Kendra) wife they may not be able to have children, Kev went on to have an enriching life, both personally and professionally.
He has since completed an incredible 17 challenges for Young Lives vs Cancer, including 10 challenges in one year! He has also started his own Welly boot (www.lbcboots.com) brand with his son (Charlie) in 2018 which he will be running in on 7th April and has also became a granddad to his first grandchild baby Elora born in December 2023.
To sponsor Kev in his effort to raise £2,000 for his London Landmarks Half Marathon,
£1,000 – Young Lives vs Cancer - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Kevin-Burgess24
£1,000 – Greenfingers - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kevin-burgess25
For more information contact Kev on 07525 772427 or firstname.lastname@example.org