Cure Leukaemia helps blood cancer patients to access pioneering drug and transplant treatments by funding a network of specialist research nurses across the UK. Without these nurses, to ensure patients are monitored and cared for, clinical trials of these new treatments would not run and patients, that have exhausted standard treatment options, would miss out on potentially lifesaving therapies. Every penny raised for Cure Leukaemia helps save lives and also hastens global progress towards the eradication of all forms of blood cancer.
As a haematology pharmacist working at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, I have seen at first hand the fantastic work that Cure Leukaemia is doing in improving the care that we can provide for patients with blood cancer.
So, given that September is blood cancer awareness month, I thought it was the ideal time to set myself a fundraising challenge - I am going to run three half marathons over a period of 2 weeks. To kick things off, I will be running the Worcester City Half Marathon on Sunday 15th September. I will then run a half marathon in Stirling on Saturday 28th September before attempting the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon in Glasgow on Sunday 29th September.