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Unfortunately we are unable to more than one charity per page!! We appreciate that it is an annoyance, but please give equally to both charities, thankyou! For pledges to Leukemia Research please see our sister page -

http://www.justgiving.com/usacoast2coast2008

USA Coast to Coast 2008
The Ride Across America

Scope - Oceanside, California to Atlantic City, New Jersey - West to East USA, 3043 miles.

Matthew Dowse and Andrew Wyeth are great buddies.  They play rugby together for Rosslyn Park Football Club in South West London.
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Matthew and Andrew’s mums both died of cancer.  Pippa Dowse was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, she eventually lost her battle against cancer in May 2005, it was the Royal Marsden Hospital in London that provided not only a great deal of expertise, but also support and compassion during tough times.  Gwyneth Wyeth had Myeloma, a form of Leukaemia, and passed away in December 2001 at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford.

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The Charities

The Royal Marsden Hospital was the first hospital in the world dedicated to cancer treatment and research into the causes of cancer. The Trust provides inpatient, day care and outpatient services for all areas of cancer treatment, pioneering and innovating in all areas of cancer treatment. It is a leader in its field, striving for excellence. 
Leukaemia Research is the only charity in the UK dedicated exclusively to researching blood cancers and disorders including leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and other lymphomas, and myeloma.  Their scientists and doctors work in over fifty top research centres across the UK. They are seeking to improve diagnosis of blood disorders and treatments for patients, and to find a cure for blood cancers.  LR need to raise more than £100 million over the next five years to sustain their investment and as they receive no Government grants their life-saving research depends entirely on voluntary donations.
The Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF) is a United States charitable organisation providing support for people affected by cancer, founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. The LAF states that its mission is 'to inspire and empower' cancer sufferers and their families, under the motto "unity is strength, knowledge is power and attitude is everything".
The Challenge - To complete the USA coast to coast ride in 12-15 days which amounts to 200-250 miles a day, riding at an average speed of 20+ mph whilst raising as much money as possible for Leukaemia Research, The Royal Marsden Hospital and the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

How you can help? – The boys are looking for sponsorship from organisations and individuals in various different forms and would be grateful for any kind of support or donation.
If you would like to find out more on how you could help then please email Andrew and Matthew at usac2c08@aol.com

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Raising money for

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Charity Registration No. 1095197

Imagine a future beyond cancer. At The Royal Marsden we’re dedicated to making this happen. We’re a world-leading innovation centre who pioneer new treatments that save lives. Support The Royal Marsden and you’re investing in a future beyond cancer for you and for everyone you know.

Raising money for

Run by The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity

Charity Registration No. 1095197

Donations 55

Well done. Next year again?

Donation by Beatrix Bevernage on 03/09/08

£20.00

Yeehah !!! well done guys-what a great effort.-

Donation by Wendy & Steve (Eddy) on 01/09/08

£55.00

+ £15.51 Gift Aid

Well done both of you.

Donation by Iris and Ray Hibbins on 20/08/08

£10.00

Well done

Donation by Jennie Lane on 12/08/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Terrific effort, Matt, your mum would be very proud.

Donation by Jeremy & Helen Rowe on 07/08/08

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Keep pedalling and no more punctures!

Donation by Jil & Mike Deacon on 02/08/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

This one is for Pippa

Donation by Jane Blanckenhagen on 30/07/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good lucky guys - and love to Pippa.

Donation by Brendan McCarthy on 30/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Better late than never!

Donation by Tom Blake on 24/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

I think you're mad, but it's brilliant, hope it goes well

Donation by Diz on 23/07/08

£10.00

+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Have fun!

Donation by Jamie Randall on 15/07/08

£20.00

Best of luck!

Donation by Paul Oliveira on 14/07/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good luck Matt. Do you think it's enough of a challenge?

Donation by Andrew Bacon on 10/07/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

enjoy your holiday!

Donation by Dentist on 09/07/08

£70.00

+ £19.74 Gift Aid

good luck to the whole team!

Donation by milo on 09/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

For all our mums

Donation by Charlotte on 08/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good Luck to both of you!!

Donation by Peter Thomas on 08/07/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Best of luck (I hear vaseline may stop the chafing).

Donation by Sue B & Simon E on 08/07/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Some trip, good on y'er!

Donation by John Lloyd Parry on 07/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Wow! So much good luck - an amazing challenge.

Donation by Tina Wild on 05/07/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Have fun - it's better than Insurance!

Donation by Andrew Dixon on 02/07/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Good luck lads!

Donation by Rich Watkins on 02/07/08

£30.00

+ £8.46 Gift Aid

Best of luck

Donation by Charlie Whiteman on 01/07/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Glad you've got the best physio on board. Lots of luck

Donation by Kate Tissot on 26/06/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Best of luck guys?

Donation by Robert Boultwood on 20/06/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,985.55
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£1,985.55
  • Gift Aid£545.92

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