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16,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year
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Championing the fight against brain tumours and raising thousands for our cause, helping us build network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence and supporting us as we influence the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.
This Fundraising Group has been set up by Ria Melvin’s family to continue her legacy and to raise vital funds in her name. Raising4Ria will help to keep Ria’s memory alive and help to channel the grief of all who mourn her into something positive to improve the lives of others living with a brain tumour diagnosis. The sloth logo is a tribute to her self-confessed ‘spirit animal’ and favourite colour purple.
Ria was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) aged 23 in December 2018. She underwent brain surgery twice, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy treatment in Germany, but nothing could save her and she passed away, aged 25, two years and seven months later.
During her brain tumour journey, Ria carried out selfless work, campaigning and raising awareness of brain tumours. She wanted better outcomes for people living with this devastating diagnosis and so do her loved ones who are only too aware of the inequality that a brain tumour patient faces compared with those with other cancers.
Donate via the Fundraising Group’s Just Giving page
You can also support Raising4Ria through text donate: just text RIA to 70085 to donate £5 to Brain Tumour Research. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message