Our supporters have started off 2017’s fundraising and awareness raising efforts at a cracking pace. Here are the events that have taken place since our last update: – In February Chris Treacher cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats and raised £164 – March 12th: Sacha Skerton took part in the Vitality North London Half Marathon. She was running inRead more
The Early Diagnosis team for ‘Transforming Cancer Services’ in London is looking for someone with CUP experience (patient or carer) to join a working group to look at guidelines for the delivery of diagnostic services for people thought to have Cancer of Unknown Primary. Please contact us if you are in London and might be interested.
Jack Cook, with friends Simon, Richard and Tom, ran the Yeovil Half Marathon 26 March raising some £4,000 for our work on Just Giving. The motivation was simple: in mid February Jack’s father was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains, diagnosed as an advanced stage of CUP affecting his liver, pancreas, spleen and lungs. From left to right – Tom, Jack, Lee, Richard, Simon,Read more
Final Fundraising Events of 2016 6th Nov – Helen Gazzola held a 70th birthday party for her Mum Sheila. Sheila has CUP and kindly asked for donations to CUP Foundation in lieu of presents. Thank you Sheila. 12th Nov – Elaine Cruickshank, who’s husband died of CUP in June, held an afternoon tea and raised £1500. 19th Nov – Trustee PhilippaRead more
CUP CNS Helen Rickards completed the Chester Marathon on Sunday raising £1,200. A first time Marathon runner, Helen was 26th female for her age category. Picture shows her at the finishing line wearing our new CUP t-shirt and sporting her finishers medal.
Many thanks to all those who entered into awareness-raising as part of our 10xMore campaign during Awareness Week. There was considerable activity on Facebook where many new people were reached with the message. We leave the last word this year to Dr Harpreet Wasan of our Advisory Board who is also the Principal Investigator for the CUP-One trial: ‘Awareness week isRead more
We have only a very simple ‘ask’: please speak to 10 people who don’t know about CUP and make them aware of it. There are more details of our 10xMore Campaign in ‘Support our work‘. For those on Facebook there is a canine opportunity to raise awareness. This is Mason who is a friend of our mascot Guinness who hasRead more
Professor Penny Schofield and her family are taking part in the Melbourne Marathon Festival on 16 October. Penny is a highly valued member of our medical advisory board and one of the three principle investigators of the SUPER team – which stands for Solving Unknown Primary Cancer – based at The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Australia. Their study spansRead more
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Matt’s Trust Fund for Cancer has kindly sent us a cheque for over £11,000 as they are in the process of winding-up. We have benefited in the past from their support with donations towards our international conferences. Peter Hoyle who founded the charity in memory of his son writes: ‘ The trustees are all agreed that any money remaining in the kittyRead more