Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.
A friend of mine's gorgeous little girl ,Lizzy, lost her life last year 2 days after her 2nd birthday, to Neuroblastoma, the cancer she had fought for 6 months.Funds are desperately needed to progress research so that other children, like Lizzy, don't have to suffer and die from this terrible disease.This tragedy could affect any one of us and ,being a parent ,it is all the more poignant,so please,donate to this amazing cause.Her mum,Mimi is constantly running marathons and doing cycle races to raise funds and create awareness of Neuroblastoma and I would like to help in whatever small way so I will be doing the 109km Cape Argus Cycle Tour.
Please sponser me for this event!The money raised for the Neuroblastoma society goes exclusively to research.
Please read more about Lizzy's condition:
Lizzy had an incredibly rare strain of a very rare and aggressive childhood cancer. She was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma in January. This affects around 25% of the 60 children a year who get this disease. She was, staggeringly, 1 of only 15 children in the UK being treated at this level. Sadly, current treatments can be ineffective if a child's tumours have an amplification of the MYC-N gene. This is what caused Lizzy's cancer to take over her body and run out of control.
Much needed funds are required into further research and the development of successful treatments for this type of cancer.At the moment there are many efforts being made in clinical studies to find treatments to control this gene, none yet successful.
Thankyou for reading this and please dig deep for this worthy cause!