A story from our Queen of funding (Treasurer) – Tina Murray
Many of you know that in July 2017, out of the blue I was diagnosed with Follicular Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a type of blood cancer.
I've had seven months of treatment, with aggressive chemotherapy at Darlington Hospital to get rid of it followed by 3 weeks of Radiotherapy at James Cook hospital to make sure. In January 2018, I was declared in complete remission. I will now undergo two years of immunotherapy treatment to make sure it doesn’t come back any time soon.
Without the advances in cancer treatment in the last ten years, I would be dead now. This has really brought home how vital Cancer Research is. There is a long way to go before there is a cure or even remission for every patient. It touches all of us in some way, it is indiscriminate and causes so much suffering.
I want to do my bit to help raise funds for Cancer Research and so am taking part in this year’s Race for Life in South Park, Sunday 10th June.
I would love other ladies in Neasham to come and join me, be it running, jogging or walking. Let’s show that Neasham is standing up to cancer – you can sign up here:
I have a fundraising page here:
If you fancy joining me but don’t want to do your own fundraising, I have created a Neasham fundraising group to make it easy;
If you would like to read more about my story, have a look at my blog
I really hope some of you can join me on the day, but if you can’t please think about making a donation to my cause.
(Potential Stand Up 2 Cancer Bake Off in the Reading Room that afternoon!)