John Doogan

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Fundraising for Beatson Cancer Charity
raised of £500 target
by 28 supporters
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Event: Off The Beatson Track 2022, on 28 August 2022
Participants: Zoë Davidson, Skye Campbell, Daisy Doogan, Alistair Gillies & Stephen Alexander.
Beatson Cancer Charity

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We provide patient/family support services to enhance cancer treatments and outcomes


Our Story

This year my family will take part in OTBT 10K walk for the 6th time. However, this year in addition myself and two friends Alistair & Stephen will take on the mighty  Buachaille Etive Mor, Stob Dearg & Stob Na Broige on 25th June which will roughly take 6-8 hours. 

Like many of you I had heard of The Beatson and knew of friends, colleagues mums, dads, brothers, and sisters who have all been diagnosed with some type of cancer and had to attend The Beatson for life saving treatment. I had never given it much more thought than that, 5 years ago. The Beatson has now became a place that a family member of mine has had to attend personally and Zoë and Lynsey's dad attended 13 years ago.

It devastated me to find out in early 2017 that my dad was diagnosed with bladder, throat and bowel cancer. Our lives and his were about to dramatically change when he became another patient of The Beatson, continuously fighting his own personal battle on a daily basis while he underwent an intensive course of radiation and other procedures, which took months to fully recover from. Followed up with years of appointments and treatments never knowing if the cancer will return...

After sitting in the hospital with my dad, it hit me that even if you are not the one undergoing treatment, you, your friends and your family are all affected by cancer in some way. We need to come together to help raise as much money as possible for research, for treatments and to allow all the wonderful teams at The Beatson to continue the fantastic work they do on a daily basis, not only supporting patients but also the family members affected. 

On a positive note, he has never been left to battle this alone, he will be fighting along with the support of his family and while he has beaten all 3 different cancers, he still has a long journey ahead! This is why we are now asking for your support.

In 2019 we were very honoured to have been asked to help promote and raise awareness for OTBT. Myself, Zoë and the kids were invited to a photoshoot with the Beatson’s mascot Bella and the pictures will be used for social media, the website and a huge banner next to the M8. 

This felt particularly special and sentimental since, thankfully there are many success stories to come out of the Beatson, some, sadly lose their fight with cancer. Last year marked 12 years since Allan, Lynsey & Zoë’s dad,  passed away after a tough fight with Pancreatic cancer. He also attended the Beatson for chemotherapy and care. This makes it all the more important to raise funding for research and treatment.  This walk will be done in loving memory of him and other friends and family who have been affected by Cancer. 

So we ask you all, please, give generously in whatever way possible no matter how large or small and let's beat this together! 

“Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery, Today is a Gift, That's why it's called the Present”

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About the charity

Beatson Cancer Charity

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RCN SC044442
Beatson Cancer Charity supports people affected by cancer, every step of the way. We make the journey easier by transforming the way cancer care is funded and delivered. We provide services, as well as funding specialists, research and education to invest in a better future for cancer patients.

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