Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

105 %
£63,304
raised of £60,000 target
by 79 supporters
Donate
Susan Alexander avatar
Susan Alexander

Rod's Money for Myeloma

Rod has pledged to raise £60,000 for Myeloma UK for Myeloma UK because Myeloma UK funds research into this rare cancer

105 %
£63,304
raised of £60,000 target
by 79 supporters
Donate

Myeloma UK

We provide support and fund vital research to make myeloma history

Charity Registration No. SC026116

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Rod has multiple myeloma which is cancer of the bone marrow.  He had a stem cell transplant in March 2014  and was on the Myeloma XI clinical drugs trial. Unfortunately he has relapsed a couple of times as he has an aggressive form of the disease which has broken through all of the treatments.  This is a rare cancer, often misdiagnosed. 1 in 5 people dies of this cancer within 60 days of diagnosis. Myeloma UK uniquely funds research into this condition and supports patients and their families.

Myeloma is a horrible disease. As the bone marrow is where our blood is made, it means that the cancer overwhelms the blood so that the bits of our blood we need to function are destroyed by the proliferation of the myeloma cells. That means that platelets become low so you bleed like a haemophiliac; your white blood cells become low so that you have no immunity and haemoglobin (which carries oxygen around your body) gets low which means you struggle to breathe and get very weary. Myeloma also attacks the bones from the inside. Bones break and become full of holes like Swiss cheese and calcium leaks into your body affecting your cognitive function. At the end stage, myeloma can then leak out of your bones and block your vital organs. There is no cure for myeloma and Myeloma UK receives no government funding. It is the only organisation raising money to search for a cure.

We're raising money for Myeloma UK through organising  various events with the help and support of our amazing friends and family.  

Rod and I would appreciate any donation for Myeloma UK.

Many Thanks

Rod and Susan

Photos

10
  • Happy times 3 months after stem cell transplant
  • Justin of Del Amitri is main act at Bridgewater Hall on 20th June 2015
  • Concert at Bridgewater Hall on 20th June 2015 +8

Supporters

79