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Weʼre raising £100 to Ava's Journey and The Jane Tomlinson Appeal

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My name is Abbie and I will be running the Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 14th October 2018 to raise money for two great causes:

Ava’s Journey

Ava is the daughter of one of my close friends, Leanne. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 High Risk Neuroblastoma in April 2018, just 2 weeks after her 2nd birthday. Ava has had multiple surgeries and has undergone extensive treatment including chemotherapy to attack the tumours throughout her body.
Neuroblastoma is a rare very aggressive childhood cancer with a survival rate of <45% with a 1 in 2 chance of relapse. A relapse leaves limited treatment options and is almost always terminal. HOWEVER, the Memorial Sloan Kettering hospital in New York have been trialling a drug which has had brilliant results with keeping children cancer free for years longer than ever before. The cost of the vaccine is US $160,000. It would be devastating for Ava to go through all of this and risk a relapse.

When the time comes the money raised will go towards sending Ava and her family to the US to have this treatment without any delay and risk of Ava relapsing.

Ava deserves to have the best chance of a long and happy life which means ensuring she doesn't relapse.

The Jane Tomlinson Appeal

The Appeal was launched as a legacy to Jane Tomlinson who died from cancer in 2007. Before her death, Jane raised £1.8m for children's and cancer charities through a series of incredible endurance events. Jane became the first person with cancer to finish the London Marathon in 2002. She then went on to complete numerous triathlons and iron man contests, a cycle ride from Rome to Leeds, and a 4,000 mile bike ride across the width of the USA.

Jane took part in many of these challenges while undergoing chemotherapy treatment and was often in immense pain. She refused to be defined by her cancer and would not give in. After her death Jane's family carried on her good work by raising millions for charity.

The money raised will be split between both charities

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    • M & D

      M & D

      Sep 3, 2018

      Very proud that you are committed to supporting two very worthwhile causes and wish you lots of luck in raising as much as you can to achieve a bright future for Ava and other children that need helpX

      £30.00

    • Emma Gordon

      Emma Gordon

      Sep 2, 2018

      £10.00

    • Sandra laughton

      Sandra laughton

      Sep 2, 2018

      Go Abbie this little girl deserves a chance to go to America for this treatment and I’m sure she will get there thanks to you and many more like you.abbie you must go through some trainersxxx

      £20.00

    • Emily Moulton

      Emily Moulton

      Sep 2, 2018

      Good Luck Abbie!!

      £5.00

    • Lottie Gordon

      Lottie Gordon

      Sep 2, 2018

      Go Abbie Go!!! I’m so proud of you!! You’re gonna be amazing and we’ll be there at the finishing line💜💜

      £10.00

    • Sophie Harris

      Sophie Harris

      Sep 2, 2018

      Good luck Abbie!! You'll be amazing X

      £10.00

    • Phoebe Thomas

      Phoebe Thomas

      Sep 2, 2018

      Good luck Abbie!! I know you will smash it. Can’t wait to see you cross that finish line! And I’ll double this donation when you do xxxx

      £10.00

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