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Why I’m supporting Small Change, BIG Impact: Jo O’Farrell

Jo O
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19 Sep 2013

Jo O'Farrell, 63, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma four years ago and is volunteering for the Small Change, BIG Impact initiative.

I contacted the South West office of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research to ask about volunteering and I’ve organised a group to do a collection for the “Small Change, BIG Impact” initiative (in Bridport, Dorset).

I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma four years ago which I'd describe as recalcitrant!

I'm very grateful for the research and development of monoclonal antibodies for blood cancers but Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research promotes living well too; diet, exercise, stress reduction - all the things we need to help us live well with our often long-term conditions and to be as fit as possible.

I attended an excellent Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research mini-conference in Exeter in April with some inspiring speakers.

It's amazing how little people know about blood cancers so this is a good way of publicising Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research’s work, a chance to talk to people face-to-face as well as inviting people to contribute their "small change" to on-going research which added together will make a BIG difference.