Angus Rowland Forget-Me-Not Walk & Run
The walk is open to all comers and there will be a choice of two local walks, a 6.5 mile walk on muddy rural footpaths or a 1 mile walk mainly on roads. The routes are signed and follow public footpaths. Dogs are welcome, but must be under control as livestock may be present along the walk.
This Forget-Me-Not walk is in memory of Angus Rowland, a young man who sadly passed away. Angus was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia in October 2010. Despite 3 courses of chemotherapy his leukaemia would not go into remission and we came home at the end of February with nothing more to be done.
Extensive research by his medical team found another experimental treatment to try but this also was unsuccessful so Angus came home again at the end of April knowing that his disease was terminal. He was so positive and brave throughout full of life and ideas. He lived for his friends and his music and was surrounded by both to the end. Angus died on May 26th 2011 at home aged 14 and a half.
His friends, family and Mollydog miss him every second of every day and would like to save others from the pain and anguish of losing their loved one. Please support us in our efforts to make a difference and find treatments for leukaemia.
We know that the remission rate for AML is much lower than ALL (the more common form of childhood leukaemia) and it can be very difficult to treat in teenagers. Although much is known about AML at a molecular level this has not translated into treatments. We would like to raise money to fund research to bridge this gap and provide treatments for young people like Angus.
Join us at Staplefield Village Hall, Staplefield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 6ET.
The event will start at 9am for the walkers and 10am for those who wish to run. Refreshments will be available at the village hall throughout the morning.
Even if you can't make the walk, you can still make a donation.
Find out more about the event by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org