Thanks for taking the time to visit Evie's JustGiving page.
As you know Evie has been growing her hair for a long time (she can sit on it now!)
When her cousin Ben developed rhabdomyosarcoma (a cancer of the muscle) last year he had to have lots of really horrible treatment.
One of the many side effects was that he lost his hair. Evie was desperate to do something to help him and decided that since she had lots of hair to spare she should donate it.
That was when she came across The Little Princess Trust. They are a fabulous charity who take real hair and turn it into wigs for children who loose theirs whilst having chemotherapy. She is having her 18" plaits cut off today to send to the Little Princess Trust.
As it is a big thing for a little girl to do she hopes you will also be happy to sponsor her to do it.
She is hoping to raise money for the Chris Lucas Trust. They are a charity established in order to support the families of children like Ben with rhabdomyosarcoma and most importantly fund researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research in London who specifically study rhabdomyosarcoma. They are currently concentrating on understanding the genetics of the disease; trying to understand why it occurs and through that knowledge hopefully developing new treatments.
Rhabdomyosarcoma is, thankfully, reasonably rare so funding for research isn't always so easy to come by. Unfortunately it more often effects children than adults and it's effects can be devastating. Ben's tumour appeared to have been successfully treated last year but returned this May and sadly he is now having chemotherapy whilst he waits to have surgery to have his eye removed.
We really hope you will feel able to support this important research. Thank you.
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