Weʼve raised £560 to Run a mile for Simo, help her beat cancer
- London, UK
- Funded on Saturday, 15th December 2018
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My name is Sorana and I've known Simona for 14 years, since living in Romania and before moving into London, England.
In 2015 Simo discovered a small bump on her neck so I asked her to do some tests. After one month the results came in and were not positive. She was diagnosed with Grade III rhino pharyngeal tumour - inoperable at that stage! Simo along with her family and close friends, weighted up the options, and at that time decided to use alternative therapies. She started a treatment in Germany and in order for it to succeed - there can be no interruptions.
I started the fundrasing campaign and with the support of friends, family and generous strangers, between March 2018 and July 2018 we managed to support Simona's first 7 treatments, in a total value of Eur 25.000. Her doctors are highly experienced and work at this clinic in Germany: http://www.iozk.de/en/start/home
All though her tumor is now smaller by 10 cm, Simona must continue the therapy in order to have access to the next stage which is surgery.
I decided to start a new campaign called "Run a mile for Simo" and with the power of example, my partner Nigel kindly joined me in this quest.
Together we signed up for Oxford Half Marathon in October 2018. Please see more information by following this link: https://uk.virginsport.com/oxford-half-marathon. The mechanism is to donate £1 for each 10 m of running.
Therefore for running 21 km we aim to fundraise £2100 for Simona, which covers half of the value of a treatment for 1 month. One full treatment with Keytruda costs Eur4.500 and she needs 6 rounds over 6 months.
During September - December we aim to raise the £2100 and encourage our friends to join the campaign and organise similar runs to help support Simo.
We believe that together we can help her continue fighting for her life!
Please join the campaign on Facebook, here: #alaturideSimo and donate here on the page.
Thank you for opening your heart!
Nigel and Sorana
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Oct 29, 2018
Oct 22, 2018
Pentru SIMO - sanatate și gânduri bune. xx
Andrew & Marilyn Mccarron
Oct 15, 2018
Good luck on running and also great effort in raising funds for a good cause
Andrew & Marilyn McCarron
Oct 15, 2018
Hope you had a good run and keep raising money for this good cause
Oct 10, 2018
Oct 9, 2018
Multă sănătate! Aceasta donație este din partea surorii mele, Sabina.
Oct 8, 2018
Lots of hugs to Simo! Congrats to Sorana and Nigel!
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Sorana & Nigel
Sorana & Nigel - a couple living in London, working in Marketing and Logistics, joining efforts to fundraise money for our friend's Simona treatment. We are running The Oxford Half Marathon, Oct 2018 and would appreciate any donations (Simona - in the picture)