Rachael Davies
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Connect Wales 2014

Rachael Davies
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11 Nov 2014

At Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research we're always really excited to be able to share the impact that our charity is having and how our supporters are enabling us to beat blood cancer.

Last month we held our Connect Wales event in Cardiff and were so pleased to see such a great mix of people in the room including patients, clinicians, researchers, volunteers and fundraisers, all united in one common goal - to beat blood cancer. We are very lucky to have such a dedicated and focussed group of people willing to do everything they can to achieve that goal.

We were able to share the progress Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research has been able to make since we began in 1960, thanks to our fantastic supporters and dedicated researchers. We were pleased to welcome our consultant speakers, Dr Indu Thakur and Dr Philip Connor who work in the Children’s Hospital in Cardiff. They were able to give us an insight into the improvements in treatment in recent years for children and young people with blood cancer. It was interesting to learn about the different treatments available and the potential advances in treatment in the future. We then heard from Emily Clark who is a teenager in remission from Burkitt’s Lymphoma. Emily told us about her experience and how treatment affected her life. She is dedicated to raising awareness of blood cancers and writes a blog about her experience – http://remissionpossible.org.uk/about/

I’d like to thank everyone who attended the event and made it such a special night. Special thanks go to Dr Thakur, Dr Connor and Emily for taking part in the question and answer sessions. Thanks also to our Regional Chair, Tom Davies for updating everyone on our plans in Wales for the next year and for telling us all the story of how the Vincristine was discovered as a chemotherapy drug!

I would also like to thank Cellartrends for supplying the wine for the evening and Mocka Lounge for supplying the lovely canapés. 
 

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18.11.2014

Since writing this Blog I'm sorry to say that Emily Clark has non hodgkin lymphoma again. Please take a minute to read her lastest Blog - http://remissionpossible.org.uk/blog-2/

18.11.2014

I can't believe that Emily has got to battle this once again - I have put a comment on her blog, thanks so mch Rachael for letting us know xxx