Weʼve raised £6,920 to Help raise funds for pioneering cancer treatment for University of Birmingham because we want to save Lee's and thousands of other lives 💕
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- Funded on Tuesday, 30th March 2021
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18 HOUR SPINATHON AND 300 MILES IN 20 DAYS CHALLENGE!!
Event links :
Friday night quiz 8PM = https://fb.me/e/1oyb1YNPG
Big warm up mobility class = https://fb.me/e/S0izFanF
BIG RIDE FOR LEE LIVESTREAM 6PM - 12 noon 19/12/20 - 20/12/20 = https://fb.me/e/zr9iuyby
DJ saturday night and sunday morning - details TBC
Cocktail masterclass 20/12/2020 8PM = https://fb.me/e/1mHdjJ3VL
Cool down stretch = https://fb.me/e/OcfEjn2G
Candlelit yoga relaxation session = https://fb.me/e/3X0KO767E
What are we doing?
Gemma and Stancey will be cycling 300 miles in 20 days
Nina, Annette, Samantha and Hazel with be cycling dusk til noon...19th December 6pm - 20th December 12 noon! That is 18 hours of cycling!!!
The whole team will finish together. The 12 hour cycle will be livestreamed and there will be other events running alongside...so please put the dates in your diary!!
Why are we doing this ?!?
Money raised will help keep funding for new drugs and treatment for Lee and to help find a cure for chemo-resistant cancer.
Helps us to get our friend Lee the treatment he needs, which in turn could mean a huge breakthrough in the research for this treatment, which in turn could save many lives and change the way they treat this type of cancer FOREVER.
This type of cancer is found to have a BRAF V600E mutation, which means that his cancer type ‘mutates’ whenever it is attacked. Whenever they try to treat the cancer, it learns what is attacking it and mutates so they can’t stop it. The gene mutation make the tumours RESISTANT to chemotherapy and other treatments.
Up to one in five people with certain kinds of cancer will have this mutation, which means a very high chance of mortality.
Cara, Lee’s partner met with several charities and contacted many researchers, she came across Professor Andrew Beggs at the University of Birmingham Medical School. He is currently leading the research on the BRAF V600E mutation and is WORLD RENOWNED for his work. His team are beginning to understand how this cancer mutates and other trials have taken place that have shown promising results in slowing the cancer spread. With their technology, the team at Birmingham Medical School have a real chance of achieving a breakthrough.
There is now at least, a glimmer of hope but this essential and specialist research needs funding.
To extend Lee’s life they have been given the opportunity to access a gene editing tool called CRISPR. It finds the faults in the genes so they can be switched off. If this type of cancer is caused by errors in the genes, CRISPR could be like a genetic Spellchecker – finding the errors so we can fix them.
With further research, it could even lead to a CURE for this type of cancer!
Andrew Beggs and his team are beginning to understand how this cancer mutates. Trials have taken place that have shown promising results in slowing how fast the cancer spreads. The team at Birmingham Medical School have a real chance of achieving a breakthrough.
I know it has been a tough year for us all with many of us being out of work, but if you have anything to spare to help them reach their goal, please please help, for Lee and for anyone else that could have their life saved with this research.
No donation is too small and if you can’t donate please share Our cause so others will see 💕
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Richard and Sue Elkington
Jan 26, 2021
Well done all❤️❤️
Jan 26, 2021
Sponsorship from a neighbour 💕
Jan 7, 2021
Well Done to Stancey and everyone.... A fantastic achievement for such a fantastic cause.
Dec 24, 2020
What an achievement ladies Merry Christmas 💕
Dec 24, 2020
Your amazing! Xxx
Dec 22, 2020
Dec 22, 2020
What an amazing heartfelt challenge to help others . Demonstrates commitment compassion and true grit . Well done ladies from team Skcin
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