Tony Mangan ‘Walk Around The World’ #16

In 1976 Cadburys, the famous chocolate company, devised a very clever marketing campaign concentrating on some of their main ingredients that were contained in their chocolate. As they used fruit and nuts in many of their recipes they used the line ‘Everyone`s a fruit and nut case’ to highlight their brand.

In this past week Tony Mangan has been using fruit as a way to re-hydrate and replenish his low energy reserves as he pounds the pavements.

His renewed energy reminded him of this time in 2012 when, like this past week, the Champions league final had just finished. Back then Tony was footing it across Peru in South America. There he met a respected man by the name of Clemente.

Clemente was a guy who loved to see travellers visit his way. He even had three guest books that date back 30 years now. Similar to Tony`s walk in Peru, Clemente told him of two other walkers namely French Canadian Jean Believue who walked around the globe for 11 years and Karls Bushby who went around the world without any particular transport to guide his way. For Tony in Peru that time meeting Clemente and seeing his guess books gave him a great laugh as he saw how Karl Bushby demonstrated (with the aid of the guest book )where in the world the most beautiful women resided. 

Although Tony is not rating the women in the towns he passes through he certainly is benefiting from their sustenance and care as they, along with other people, feed and water him along the way.

Over the past 3 months of covering Tony Mangan`s world walk it`s becoming obvious that Tony opens himself out in a truly colourful way. His personality shines through where all colours of the spectrum are greeting each new person in each new destination with brightness. As he walks and soaks in the rays of the sun many would think that he was de-motivating but with Tony it seems the power of the sun and the abundance of water that he so kindly receives along the way is making him grow like the assortment of fruits and vegetables  that he passes day by day on the road side.

As Tony`s healthy and fresh outlook resembles the fruits of the earth that he trod`s upon, it is gratifying that with each step he is trampling the fear of cancer for each and every follower of his world walk and showing that positivity and people`s interconnection along his world path can help bring about long term cancer relief in the coming years.

Tony Mangan is leading the way with cancer awareness as he continues to chant his message that:

 Early Cancer screening Saves Lives

Tony`s message will need to be loud in the coming months as the big ‘ C ‘ continues to rear it`s head around the developed world.

Ironically, if everyone in the developed world were to intake the proper amount of nutrients that Tony is so careful to take on a daily basis , perhaps there would not be so many cases of cancer?! But then again, like fruits in a basket there are all types of  people who should be making proper dietary choices.

If it was all as simple as having world full of Tony Mangans there wouldn’t be so many interesting places for Tony to visit and Cadbury`s wouldn’t have to continue to be as blatantly honest with their advertising when they, well before their time, made it known that their sugar filled products were so good that they aid a healthy diet and also help all types of personalities, how ever strange some may be!

It s a mad world, but then again

Everyone`s a fruit and nut case

About the Author

Conor Hogan
As a native Galwegian, Conor Hogan teaches and consults across the areas of education, well-being and health while also researching human behaviour for his PhD at NUI Galway. After winning regional and national leadership awards, he blogged and co-authored a book on Mental Health for Millennials. He tells us he will endeavour to enrapture the glint of the Galway Eye 🙂 You can find out more about Conor at