David James

David's Thames Path 100

Fundraising for Sarcoma UK
raised of £4,000 target
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Sarcoma UK

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RCN in England and Wales 1139869, Scotland SC044260
We fund sarcoma research and offer support to ensure patients get the care they need.


Hello everyone!

On May 5th and 6th 2018 I'll be running the Thames Path 100 (http://www.centurionrunning.com/races/thames-path-100-2018). This is a hundred mile long foot race along the banks of the Thames all the way from Richmond, London to Oxford University. It's an enormous challenge and I've been in training for it since October.

This is probably the most difficult running challenge I'll ever attempt in my life. The race begins on Saturday morning and concludes sometime within the next 28 hours. I am under no illusions about how difficult this race will be, however anything I experience will pale in comparison to what my partner Eleonora has been enduring.

She has been suffering from a rare bone tumour called PEComa. PEComas are so rare that there is hardly any research on them. However, for treatment purposes they are considered as sarcomas which are themselves rare bone or soft tissue tumours that are hard to diagnose and difficult to treat.

For this reason we have chosen to raise money in support of Sarcoma UK. Money raised for Sarcoma UK will fund vital research projects looking for better treatments and also raise awareness of the symptoms of sarcoma to help patients get an early diagnosis, and ensure everyone has access to specialist advice.

Fortunately, Eleonora's treatment is proceeding well. While she is in hospital, preparing for the run helps me feel closer to her and we hope that with your generous donations we will also be able to help extending sarcoma research and awareness in the UK.

So donate already!

About the charity

Sarcoma UK

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RCN in England and Wales 1139869, Scotland SC044260
We are the only charity in the UK focusing on all types of sarcoma. Our mission is to increase knowledge and awareness of sarcoma through ground-breaking programmes to transform the landscape for everyone affected by sarcoma. Charity reg no. (1139869) Company limited by guarantee (7487432).

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