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Micah's TransAM cycle challenge

I am cycling unsupported across the United States for Anthony Nolan because the charity saved my mothers life.

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Anthony Nolan

We enable people with blood cancer to survive by finding them stem cell donors

Charity Registration No. in England and Wales 803716, Scotland SC038827

Story

My name is Micah and I am a 35 year old photographer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. In September I am going to cycle the TransAmerica Trail (TransAM), a route that traverses west to east across the United States of America. I am doing this unsupported and for Anthony Nolan, a charity set up to help those suffering from blood disorders and in need of life saving stem cell transplants.

I expect the journey to take me around one month if I’m going at a good pace, routing from Astoria, OR, through the Rockies (including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks) before crossing the plains and finally the Appalachian Mountains. I will have to cycle around 150miles away (which is approximately 10hours per day), with a few rest days, and I will finish in Yorktown, VA, 4228miles later.

My mother survived blood cancer thanks to a donor match found through Anthony Nolan, and I sadly lost a close friend Tom to a similar disease in 2012. Thousands continue to fight, and for many finding a suitable stem cell donor is their only hope.

Every day, Anthony Nolan saves the lives of people with a blood cancer or blood disorder. They do this by matching incredible individuals willing to donate their stem cells, to people who desperately need a lifesaving transplant. They also carry out cutting edge scientific research, fund specialist post-transplant nurses and support patients and their families through the transplant process and beyond.

Anthony Nolan won’t stop until they save the lives of everyone who needs a stem cell transplant. Every penny you donate brings them closer to that day.

Support the cause, and share my story. You will be a life saver.


Micah


Follow my journey on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Supermarrowman.




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