Dad rounds up 25 members for Walk in the Dark event

Ric Clark having his chemotherapy
Ric Clark having his chemotherapy
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A dad of two with cancer has rounded up 25 family members and friends for Rosemere’s Walk in the Dark this weekend.

Ric Clark, 33, from Penwortham is currently undergoing treatment for stomach cancer at the Rosemere Cancer Centre in Preston.

He was initially diagnosed with coeliac disease - a gluten allergy - but after the symptoms persisted and several more endoscopes later, doctors discovered a cancerous tumour.

Two biopsies followed and Ric was fully diagnosed with stomach cancer in January this year.

Ric, who writes a weekly column for the Lancashire Evening Post about his cancer journey, began his chemotherapy treatment at the end of February.

He said: “The treatment is tough but I’ve not felt too bad and the people at Rosemere have been a blessing.

“With not having much to do with these kind of places before my diagnosis, I suppose I had some preconceived ideas as to what it would be like – depressing and full of old people to be honest!

“But in reality, it is a fantastic place with amazing, bubbly staff. The doctors and nurses are so energetic and pleasant; it’s helped me to keep my spirits up, and continue to remain positive.”

The annual Rosemere Walk in the Dark event starts on Saturday at 9.30pm. Registration opens at 8pm.