What colourful and delicious events you produced for Sarcoma Awareness Week. Heres the first of two posts with a selection of your great photos from your Big Picnic events. You really threw yourselves into it!
Marcus Gynn passed away in February 2016. Having not heard of sarcoma before, his friends, colleagues and family took to fundraising in his memory: running marathons, taking part in football matches, selling cakes, holding music nights...
Earlier this week, Jessica, Charley’s wife, and Harriet, her sister, presented Sarcoma UK with £60,000 to set up Charley’s Fund. The fund will directly support Sarcoma UK’s cutting-edge research programme which includes projects that focus on new treatments such as immunotherapy, which Charley was personally interested in. It will also support research looking at how a simple blood test could be developed to identify genetic markers for sarcoma. This could make diagnosis quicker and easier, and lead to more effective treatments.
The approval of a new treatment for soft tissue sarcoma by NICE has been hailed as a “major breakthrough” by the cancer charity Sarcoma UK, which played a leading role in the effort to have the drug approved.