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October 25, 2014 3:20 PM

Lib Dem Councillor Cahal Burke is taking his fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research transatlantic this year when he runs the New York City Marathon.

The 26.2 mile course which winds its way block-by-block through one of the world's most diverse cities will take place on Sunday 2 November 2014.

Cllr Burke has only been running for the last few years having taken up the activity after becoming injured playing football. He has since run several half and full marathons to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Cllr Burke is also one of the founding members of Lindley 10K, a Lindley based annual charity fundraising event which ran for the second time in July this year.

People can sponsor Cllr Burke online at https://www.justgiving.com/Burke1

Cllr Burke said:
"I'm very excited about running in one the world's biggest charity running events. It's certainly going to be an incredible experience and I'm going to pick up some ideas we might be able to adapt for the 10K next year. I've funded for the whole trip and race fee myself. Any money I raise will be going to help Yorkshire Cancer Research in the very valuable work it does. Like many people, I have family members and friends who have suffered with this terrible illness and it's very important to me to continue to support the search for a cure. People can sponsor me online atwww.justgiving.com/Burke1 "

Yorkshire Cancer Research is a charitable body that helps people living Yorkshire beat Cancer by supporting world-class research, diagnosis and treatment in our region. Find out more here: http://yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/