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Dave Adamson

Dave's Olympic Challenge

Fundraising for Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

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  • Event: London Bikeathon 2012, 16 Sep 2012

Bloodwise (formerly Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research)

We fund research and provide support to improve blood cancer patients' lives

Charity Registration No. 216032

Story

Back in June 2010 I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. In November 2010 I had a successful stem cell transplant from my sister which continues to keep my bone marrow and blood in remission. Unfortunately, in Feburary 2012 I relapsed as a tumour made up of Leukaemic cells was discovered in my chest.

This time I was fortunate enough to benefit from a new chemotherapy drug called Nelarabine, which specifically targets T-cell Leukaemia, the type that I have. It is thanks to charities like Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research that new drugs are created, and treatment for blood cancers continues to improve.

I am once again back on the road to recovery, and like last year I will be taking part in the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research London Bikeathon. Last year I completed the 52 mile course, and this year I aim to complete 75 miles around the Olympic Cycle course. This is definitely much more of a challenge for me, especially as I have much less time to train once my treatment finishes, but one I will approach with my full commitment. 

Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research is obviously a charity that is very close to my heart, but it is clear to see how much it can benefit blood cancer patients. Please give as generously as you can.

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  • After my first ascent of Box Hill
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