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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Determined Zara is stepping up to the challenge

A woman who was diagnosed a year ago with an aggressive brain tumour has joined our 10,000 Steps a Day in February Challenge to help find a cure.

NHS worker Zara Taylor was just 30 when she was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in January last year. Following her diagnosis she underwent surgery, as well as six weeks of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Since completing her treatment, Zara has set up Zara’s Appeal for a Cure, a Fundraising Group to help fund research to bring about better outcomes for brain tumour patients and ultimately a cure.

Having already raised more than £4,000 by taking part in our Jog 26 Miles in May Challenge last year, Zara is now aiming to walk 10,000 steps every day in February with her friend Adele Broadley, who works at Costa Coffee at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where Zara worked until she was diagnosed.

Zara, who features in the upcoming Spring edition of our Believe Magazine, said: “I am looking forward to getting together with Adele as I don’t see her so much now that I am working from home. We will probably do most of our walking round Stanley Park and enjoy having a good chat. Sometimes I’ll be walking with Lola and Tia. It will be a great way of keeping fit and enjoying some fresh air while keeping up with what’s going on at the hospital!”

To sponsor Zara’s 10,000 Steps a Day Challenge and donate to Zara’s Appeal for a Cure, click here.

There is still time to sign up to the challenge. Get started by joining our supportive Facebook Group here

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