Chartered financial planner Patrick McIntosh from KMG will head for the South Pole to raise awareness of health issues and the importance of protection.
The expedition is being supported by Aegon UK which provided McIntosh with a business protection critical illness policy when he was diagnosed with bowel cancer.
McIntosh has also had prostate cancer and skin cancer and between treatments for his bowel and skin cancer climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
The expedition will be undertaken by McIntosh, director of KMG starting on 8 January 2015 with the polar guide Conrad Dickinson, with the pair arriving in Antarctica on 3 January 2015 for acclimatisation at Union Glacier.
Dougy Grant, protection director at Aegon UK, said: "We are delighted to be supporting this expedition and hope he helps to change the lives of others by raising awareness of health issues and the value of protection.
"Patrick's experience strengthens the case for protection and will hopefully highlight the benefits and peace of mind it could offer others if they were to find themselves in a similar situation."
Patrick McIntosh, chartered financial planner and director at KMG said: "With a family history of cancer and being the director of a business, business protection was an obvious necessity. I didn't want to put that pressure on my family and colleagues should I be diagnosed with cancer.
"The protection payment made a huge difference to my quality of life and rate of recovery during a very stressful time. I may not have managed as well or recovered as quickly had it not been for the safety net the payout gave me."
"As Aegon paid my claim and helped make this expedition possible, it made sense to seek their support. I'm really pleased that they have got on board with what will hopefully be a successful campaign in raising awareness so people don't have to experience the health challenges I have."
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