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    Weʼve raised £25,996 to fund the Institute of Cancer Research's study into Male Breast Cancer, in memory of my husband, John Tridgell

    Funded on Tuesday, 16th May 2017

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    In November 2015 my amazing husband John was diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer. Our daughters were just 4 and 2.

    We were determined to prove science wrong and focused all our energies on John smashing the odds and surviving this, but that was not to be. On the night of 11th January 2017 my darling husband, and the best daddy in the world, lost his brave fight.

    To raise funds in John's name we have chosen a cause that we know for absolute certain was very important to him - a study that he participated in last year:


    Every year, around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. Although this condition is rare, we are determined to understand why it occurs and how it can be prevented. In 2007 the ICR launched this study, and since then has been obtaining information from men diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales.

    The research looks at genetic, lifestyle and environmental factors that increase breast cancer risk in men, in order to advise their families on the risks of breast cancer in other family members, both male and female. The aim is to find targets for development of new treatments and to find preventive measures to reduce the risk of this cancer.

    The study is much the largest anywhere in the world on breast cancer in men. Your donation in John’s memory would contribute towards the complex analyses that will need to be undertaken to make this research meaningful.

    John was a young, healthy-eating, regularly-exercising, non-smoking, kind and thoughtful man. There was no indication that this would happen to us. Please help John to leave a legacy that means other men like him can survive this horrible disease. He would be so proud to contribute to such a great (and shamefully underfunded) cause.

    Many thanks for your generosity,

    Jo, Phoebe, Florence
    Len, Audrey
    Helen, Craig, Rosie, Jake & Jasper



    • Jo Tridgell6 years ago
      Jo Tridgell

      Jo Tridgell

      6 years ago

      Target smashed in a little over 24 hours. THANK YOU everyone! Keep it coming, you are all amazing. I am so very proud of what John is doing for others. This project will be so incredibly grateful. #makejohnproud

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    • Chas Narula

      Chas Narula

      May 2, 2017

      Thoughts with you...


    • Jessica Lloyd

      Jessica Lloyd

      Apr 27, 2017

    • Anonymous


      Apr 27, 2017

      Tragic loss with so much to look forward to. Well done to you for keeping his legacy alive

    • Lauren Love

      Lauren Love

      Apr 27, 2017


    • e malpas-coker

      e malpas-coker

      Apr 27, 2017

      Great cause x


    • Zoe Marinova

      Zoe Marinova

      Apr 27, 2017

      Hope they find a cure soon!

    • Simon Mahon

      Simon Mahon

      Apr 27, 2017

      Sorry for your loss, i hope this money can help others in similar situations.


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