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RUN for ROSIE 24 hour relay

Fundraising for Solving Kids’ Cancer UK
£4,833
raised of £7,500 target
by 211 supporters
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Participants: Fantastic team of Rosie's runners each taking a slot during the 24 hours and seeking sponsorship. Ross Mitchell, Stuart Hunter , Ethan Hurrell ...
We fund research and support families to access clinical trials for children.

Story

I together with a group of other runners are taking part in a 24 hour relay run around Greenock Wanderers Rugby Pitch spanning 22nd and 23rd November. It will be cold, and probably wet and dark but worth it for the shining star that is Rosie.

Seven year old Rosie is a chatty, cheeky princess whose twin brothers play for Greenock Wanderers minis. At the age of just 15 months, she was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma when a tumour was discovered below her eye. Tests showed that it had spread and Rosie quickly had surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, a stem cell transplant and immunotherapy.

She fought hard through 18 months of treatment which helped her recover and – despite lasting side-effects of hearing loss – for the next two and a half years she was able to enjoy life cancer-free with her friends and family.   

But since then the disease has twice returned in Rosie’s bones, most recently in April 2018. Rosie’s family are now fundraising to access further treatment or clinical trials not available through the NHS. Her mum, Donna-Louise, says: “Rosie loves life so much and brings such joy and happiness to all who meet her. She has fought this horrible disease since she was a baby, but now we are running out of options. NHS staff are amazing but without more resources and research there is little they can do by way of a cure beyond trying early-stage clinical trials. We never wanted to be here but Rosie deserves the best shot we can give her. We need your support to make sure she has a chance of beating neuroblastoma.” 

You can read more about Rosie Veronica's story on her Solving Kids' Cancer page where you will also find Journey Terms and Conditions and lots of fundraising resources. Follow Rosie Veronica's story at Solving Kids' Cancer or Facebook.

About the charity

Donations are paid into Solving Kids' Cancer’s general funds for our charitable activities. We help families affected by neuroblastoma through the provision of support and information; as well as investing in research and advocating for access to better treatment

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