By Tristan Harris Wednesday 09 October 2013 Updated: 11/10 12:59
A BROMSGROVE man who has battled and beaten Leukaemia is running the Bupa Great Birmingham Run next Sunday (October 20) for Cure Leukaemia.
Adam Joyce, who is the Crew Commander with West Midlands Fire Service in Birmingham City Centre, will run the 13.1miles with 21 of his colleagues from other fire stations, including Northfield, Kings Norton, Highgate and Ladywood.
They will all be dressed in full firefighter uniform.
Adam lives in Blackwell, is chairman of Bromsgrove's Someone at the Door community Samba band and is a Community First Responder for West Midlands Ambulance Service, answering 999 calls around Blackwell, Barnt Green and Alvechurch.
The group, which is hoping to raise £10,000 for the cause, has already had more than £3,200 pledged.
Adam was first diagnosed with the disease in 2000 and was treated at the Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital by professor Charlie Craddock, the co-founder of Cure Leukaemia and director at the hospital's centre of haematology.
Adam, who rallied the team, successfully completed the Cure Leukaemia Fun Run last summer.
He said: "We have come up against some challenges in the past, but taking on the BUPA Great Birmingham Run is a first for us.
"Having been personally affected by leukaemia, I have been involved with the charity since day one and it is truly inspiring to see what amazing things it has done to support people over the last ten years.
"We hope by coming out in force we can raise a significant amount of money for them.”
For more, or to sponsor the Adam and his group, visit www.justgiving.com/redhotrunners
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