Weʼre raising £500 to Run the England Half Marathon to raise funds for BRIG-AID and Sarah Brigham's rare Cancer Treatment.
- Derby, UK
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Alreet cocka! ('Hello' in Northern)
I've decided to put down the bevy and pick up the racing bib for a friend, mentor and inspirational person that is in need of our help and support.
As lots of you may now know, our friend Sarah Brigham ( Artistic Director of Derby Theatre) has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. She has a 6cm tumour in her trachea. The cancer is adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) and only two in a million people have this type of cancer. The cancer is slow growing but relentless, and so it’s important that it is stopped in its tracks as soon as possibleThe best way to treat Sarah’s cancer would be surgery. Unfortunately, due to the size and location of Sarah’s tumour, this is not an option for her. This type of cancer doesn’t respond to chemotherapy and has limited response to normal radiotherapy.There’s no escaping the fact that this is all devastating. But in true Brigham fashion, she is dealing with it like a bad-ass superhero.
A whole host of people have been incredible and raised in inordinate amount of money so far but Sarah's rare form of cancer means she has to go to Germany for treatment with costs of £60,000+!!! I'm hoping to raise just £500 with your help and that can go towards helping the whole team reach their goal!
To put things into a little context...
I've worked with Sarah on 3 productions at Derby Theatre and they have been some of my proudest moment in my career to date. Sarah has always been a 'go to' person for advice and calm support in times of a tumultuous and difficult industry. Sarah has not only support myself as an artist, but also helped launch my company Not Too Tame on a way to a very successful Edinburgh Fringe which propelled us into the company we are now. I am just one of the thousands of actors, companies, musicians, front of house staff, stage crew, cleaning staff, critics, audience members, and human beings that Sarah has a daily positive influence on and that's because ...she cares. She really f*ck*ng cares! And that's why I need you need to to dig deep and give what you can and I'll deal with the chafing and a feeling of being hit by a car as I get my lazy ass ready for this half marathon!
Please help us to get Sarah the treatment she needs and deserves.
LET'S DO THIS!
Much love and keep grafting,
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