Joseph Cowling

Great North Run for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Fundraising for Teenage Cancer Trust
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Event: Simplyhealth Great North Run 2019, on 8 September 2019
Teenage Cancer Trust

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RCN 1062559
We provide expert care and support to young people with cancer


At the beginning of 2018 my partner Grace was told she had gestational trophoblastic disease, a rare form of cancer. Over the past year I have seen her show real strength as she received rounds of chemotherapy to fight the disease, I am so proud of her. Luckily it is a form of cancer that has a high success rate of curability and she is now nearing the end of her treatment and on her way to being totally cancer free. This treatment was administered at the Teenage Cancer Ward at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, a ward that receives a great deal of funding from the Teenage Cancer Trust. The work that the nurses and doctors do on that ward is nothing less than amazing, every time I have visited with Grace I have been taken aback by everything they do for the brave individuals they are treating. It really puts everything in perspective and I hope to raise as much money as possible to do what little I can to help such brilliant cause..

Cancer kills more young people than any other illness in the UK. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only charity dedicated to providing expert care and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer’. They treat them as young people first, cancer patients second and everything they do aims to improve their quality of life and chances of survival. At the moment, for every young person Teenage Cancer Trust help, there's another they can't. Help us reach more young people with cancer by donating towards my Great North Run challenge.

About the charity

Teenage Cancer Trust

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RCN 1062559
We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young cancer patients aged 13-24. We fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals and provide dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.

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