Thank you for visiting the Team Jackie page and helping us with this incredible fund raising effort, with £196k (incl. gift aid) already raised! We have paid for the 1st phase of a 3 year research project at The University of Manchester (£150k) and are now looking to fund the 2nd phase.
Last year 25 Team Jackie runners ran the Cardiff Half marathon and we felt that we must come back and run again this year. It was such an amazing day where everyone finished in very impressive times, before celebrating together afterwards. And we raised £10k! Jackie and I lived in Cardiff with many happy memories of our years there, and many good friends too. Team Jackie has also run at the Bath Half each year since 2013 (with over 300 Team Jackie runners the first year) and our total fund raising now stands at an absolutely incredible £195k!
Sadly Jackie lost her fight against pancreatic cancer on 19th July. Jackie, with the help of so many wonderful friends and family, fought this dreadful disease with courage, dignity and determination. Qualities that those who knew her would recognise only too well.
We have chosen to support The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Pancreatic cancer is known as the silent killer. By the time it is diagnosed it is usually too late. It has the worst survival rate of any common cancer – only 3 in every 100 people diagnosed will live for 5 years. This figure has not improved in 40 years and now has the lowest survival rate of any cancer. This cancer is so aggressive, by the time it’s diagnosed, 90% of people will be told that they are terminally ill and given 6-12 months to live. Pancreatic cancer is the UK’s 5th biggest cancer killer yet receives only than 1% overall research funding. With a higher profile we hope that more attention and funding will be allocated to this disease. There has been an almost criminal lack of progress on pancreatic cancer and having seen this wonderful person suffer so, it is time to change this. With recent developments in genetics and immunotherapy, it feels at last that significant progress is within our grasp against this terrible disease.
Please donate generously.