76, Prostate Cancer, Radiation, and a Hero WOD a Day

May 22, 2018 by
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When Marc Tony Joyce came up with the idea to do Hero wods every day through May to raise funds for charity, he thought he’d do them alone at M Squared Fitness in Manchester, United Kingdom. An army veteran, Joyce has a soft spot for Scotty’s Little Soldier, a nonprofit that supports the children of military personnel killed in action, and he wanted to raise some awareness, and some funds, for the cause.

Dude is cray, but here’s something more cray.

In February, when 76-year-old M Squared member Alan Taylor was diagnosed with Prostate cancer he decided to join Joyce in his month long hero wodding to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK. Just before the men were to start their month long fundraising, third member Claire Griffin lost her mother to vulva cancer. She hopped in with the boys to raise funds for the hospital that cared for her mother in the last few weeks of her life, Weston Park Hospital.

Together, all three members prepared to throw down one hero wod a day for the entire month of May.

That sounds painful.

It has been, but not one day has been skipped. But most impressive has been Alan who, despite being midway through radiotherapy and in his seventies, has completed a Hero Wod every day this month. On days when he doesn’t feel well enough to come in, he still gets after his Hero Wods at home, his long time wife Jean hopping in with him, and they post the video to the M Squared Community Facebook.

You can help M Squared cheer on their own Heroes, and read more about each charity, on their Facebook page.

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