On 6th May 2017 I will be taking part in a 20 mile mud obstacle race at Burghley House. I am nowhere near a fit state to do this, coupled with my dodgy joints, it looks like its going to be a tough journey training and along the way I have decided I would like to raise money for a local charity, Leukaemia Busters.
Leukaemia Busters work out of Southampton Hospital and conduct research into antibody based therapies. These therapies have specifically target and destroy the cancer cells, whilst leaving healthy cells untouched, therefore creating less damage and less toxic side effects than conventional chemotherapy. These therapies have already been successful in clinical use but much more work is needed to improve their effectiveness and Leukaemia Busters are at the forefront of this research.
Leukaemia Busters is particularly close to my family's heart as my cousin Gemma suffered Leukaemia as a child and had to undergo gruelling chemotherapy at Southampton General Hospital until she was eventually cured.
For a quick look at what I'm getting myself into here's a short video:
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