Harry's Star is a Fund that will raise money to support children and families affected by a brain tumour diagnosis in North Yorkshire.
Coming Soon! Harry's Star will launch it's own website, featuring guidance tools for parents and the project will also be recruiting a Harry's Star Support Worker. This service will provide much needed resources and support for families when their child is diagnosed with a brain tumour.
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About Harry ...
Little Harry Marsden Mellin, was just 10 months old when he died from a metastatic medulloblastoma - a malignant and aggressive brain tumour. He passed away just two weeks after being diagnosed.
Harry's devastated Mummy Claire wants to make something positive come from this awful experience and hopes that you can help her to change the prognosis for other children affected by this terrible condition.
Please support Brain Tumour Research & Support across Yorkshire by donating and supporting us.
Did you know ...
In the UK, less than 1% of funds raised for research into cancer are devoted to brain tumour research
Brain tumours have recently overtaken leukaemia as the most common malignancy and cause of death in children
There are over 120 different types of brain tumours, making effective treatment very complicated.
Brain tumours are the second leading cause of cancer death in children under age 15 and in young adults up to age 34
Around 4,500 new cases of primary brain tumours are diagnosed in the UK each year. In Yorkshire we saw 600 adults (with around 120 affected by the most aggressive high grade tumours) and 25 children as newly diagnosed patients in 2005.
Because of their location at the control centre for thought, emotion and physical function, brain tumours are difficult to treat.
There is a 5% to 10% annual increase in paediatric brain tumours
Lack of funding and research into the treatment of malignant brain tumours means survival rates are no better than they were 40 years ago.
The cure rate for most brain tumours is significantly lower than that for most other types of cancer.
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