On the 5th of November 2017, Mat McKay ran the New York Marathon in an amazing time of 2 hours and 54 mins, his fastest time out of the 10 marathon’s he’s run!
Mat’s father in law Ross Newland, had passed away from bowel cancer February this year 5 months after celebrating his 70th birthday. Unfortunately for Ross and his family, there was to be no super drug to save him.
So Mat and his wife Kristy setup an Everyday Hero fundraising page “Running for Rosco – NYC Marathon”, and Mat ran the Marathon in Rosco’s memory.
So far they have fundraised over $4,622.00 which will go towards our mission to raise awareness of symptoms and support patients and whānau affected by bowel cancer.