The time is now for curing blood cancer.
As a blood cancer survivor myself, I know how vital the charity Cure Leukaemia is for patients across the UK.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood that usually begins in the bone marrow. It can affect anyone at any age, and Cure Leukaemia has been fighting back since 2003.
Around 14,000 people die from blood cancers in Britain each year. The prospect of survival for many adults with the disease is still less than 50%, which is exactly why your support is so vital and so valuable.
The charity was established in 2003 to allow patients with blood cancer, like myself, access to the remarkably effective new treatments that are continually being developed.
Cure Leukaemia invest £1,000,000 each year into 12 blood cancer centres across the UK to form the national Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network. Specialist research nurses employed as a result of this funding in these centres in Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton, Guy's and St Thomas' and UCL will open and run clinical trials of pioneering and potentially life saving treatments for blood cancer.
Patients from an increased catchment area of 20 million people that have exhausted standard treatments for the disease will, as a result, have access to these potentially life saving clinical trials. Not only will your fundraising from this event directly help save lives across the UK but it will also help hasten global progress towards finding effective treatments for all forms of blood cancer within 15 years.
Your participation in London 2 Paris 2023 really can inspire a revolution in the treatment of blood cancer and directly help save lives.
Cure Leukaemia Patron