Weʼve raised £760 to raise funds for Charlotte's BAG (Battle Against Glioblastoma) and the Teenage Cancer Trust
- Eastbourne, United Kingdom
- Funded on Sunday, 2nd September 2018
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I will be walking 100km on 25th and 26th August 2018 from Eastbourne to Arundel raising funds for Charlotte's BAG and the Teenage Cancer Trust
Charlotte’s BAG is one of the only UK charities specifically focussing on raising funds for research into, and awareness of, glioblastoma multiforme. This very rare and currently nearly always terminal form of brain cancer can affect anyone of any age. However, the plasticity of the brain as it develops during adolescence means that enormous changes are taking place, making any treatment for glioblastoma even more challenging.
Brain cancer is significantly underfunded, with only 1% of annual spending going towards research into cancers of the brain. This is one reason why there has been so little progress to date, unlike other cancers which have had massive investment and as a result seen survival rates increase dramatically. Brain cancer treatments have not progressed significantly since 1990, when temozolomide was first introduced.
Charlotte Eades died from glioblastoma in February 2016, just a week after her 19th birthday – but before her death Charlotte made a difference to thousands of other young cancer sufferers. Today, her mother Alex, brother Miles and friend Cressy plan to make a difference with Charlotte’s BAG.
Teenage Cancer Trust create world-class cancer services for young people in the UK, providing life-changing care and support so young people don’t have to face cancer alone.
We know that having cancer at a young age comes with its own particular set of challenges. Our services put the needs of young people first and allow them to face those challenges together
Charlotte's BAG is a registered UK Charity: 1169419.
Kindly sponsored by Cavendish Communications https://www.cavcoms.com
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Aug 27, 2018
Aug 26, 2018
Good luck x
Aug 25, 2018
Good luck. Sounds an awfully long way! x
Aug 25, 2018
Smash it you hero 🙌🏽
Aug 24, 2018
One foot in front of the other! And Enjoy :)
Aug 23, 2018
Aug 18, 2018
Good luck Karii xx
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