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Klaxons star running London marathon

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Apr 04, 2014 | 5:05am EDT

Klaxons star Simon Taylor-Davis is running the upcoming London Marathon to raise money for a cancer charity. The British musician will take part in the 26-mile (42-kilometre) race on 13 April (14) to boost funding for Prostate Cancer UK, an organisation which provides support for sufferers. Taylor-Davis admits he took up the challenge after two family friends were struck down with the disease, saying, "Prostate Cancer UK is doing a fantastic job to raise awareness amongst men... It hit home when a family friend survived prostate cancer - the most common cancer in men... I'm a keen runner and know what it's like to be part of a group of guys. So I want to be part of this ever-growing movement of men that will help inspire change." The musician had raised more than $1,956 (£1,223) as WENN went to press. Donations can be made through the star's fundraising page on Virginmoneygiving.com.

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