Sunday, 20 March 2011

Saturday, 19th March - Teenage Cancer Trust

Very little effort on my part today, but a huge effort from a former colleague!! Mr M generously sponsored Gary who we both used to work with, who is participating in the Brighton marathon on 10th April in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust!

Gary was more famous for his drinking capabilities and his dry wit than for his sporting prowess, so we're very impressed at the challenge he's taken on, although I do recall he ran the Reading half marathon a few years back. He's also chosen a brilliant charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust which provides age specific cancer care for young people and their families. Good luck Gary!

Every day in the UK, six teenagers are diagnosed with cancer. At Teenage Cancer Trust, we understand that cancer doesn’t stop these teenagers being teenagers. We know that young people have a much better chance if they are treated by teenage cancers experts, in an environment tailored to their needs. So we have created specialist units that aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Everything about them has been designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome. And we want every young person with cancer in this country to have that chance.

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