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CMark (left) and Chris look at the map of the route
Mark (left) and Chris look at the map of the route
Chris Lineham taking part in the race
Chris Lineham taking part in the race

Internal News - 19 November 2008

Two members of staff run New York marathon and raise £2,000 for charity

Chris Lineham (Accommodation & Hospitality Services) and Mark Edwards (BUCS) have recently returned from America having completed the New York Marathon.

By running the 26-mile race through the streets of the city, they managed to raise over £2,000 for the charity Children with Leukaemia.

It is not too late to make a donation towards this good cause - to give online see Related Links section, or contact Chris or Mark directly.


Children with Leukaemia

Leukaemia is the most common childhood cancer.

Fifty years ago, leukaemia was a virtual death sentence. Tremendous advances in treatment and care mean that four out of five affected children now survive. However, alarmingly, incidence of leukaemia has also increased steadily during the past fifty years and the treatments, which include chemotherapy, radiotherapy and bone marrow transplants, can themselves cause severe problems in the young children whose lives they save.

Thanks to the generous support of the public, many areas of research and treatment are being investigated and progressed. Teams of researchers funded by CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA are working towards the development of more effective, less punishing treatments which will not only drive up the survival rate still further but will reduce the risk of serious side-effects.