If cancer was a terrorist group, we would have invaded numerous random countries and killed off dozens of beardy government scientists in an effort to stop it. By now, we'd have scores of ethnic-looking wallahs doing 1920's PT in orange jumpsuits behind the wire at Penhale camp and we'd all be listening to indifferently informed americans talk gravely about The War On Cancer (TWOC). As it is, we are limited to sitting and waiting our turn whilst hoping someone comes up with a cure. I know this forum is normally reserved for charities with direct military links like the invaluable CombatStress and ABF, but I'd like to endorse a mate's attempt to run the Marathon des Sables in aid of Macmillan, because the big C takes everyone form Glider Pilots who chucked a horsa onto (near enough) Peggy Bridge with pedal power and a grimace, to brown-eyed little girls who are out-lived by their first pets. It's not on. Here's the justgiving link if you're interested: MdeS If the whole TWOC thing is too heavy for a monday morning, satisfy yourself that you'll be performing miracles on a personal level too. The lass that's running used to be a bit of a porker, so she's done well to put the pies down and get fit enough to run 6 marathons in 7 days. You go girl.