National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Supporters stepping up to find a cure
A mum who has returned to full-time work after her brain tumour diagnosis, a daughter following in her mum’s fundraising footsteps, and a great-grandmother inspired by her two-year-old relative are amongst those getting ready for our 10,000 Steps a Day in February Challenge.
Katie Galan-Wilkinson (pictured) was diagnosed with a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma in 2019 whilst pregnant with her third child, Mario. Since her diagnosis, she has raised more than £8,000 for Brain Tumour Research and is now hoping to top up that total by completing a whopping 280,000 steps next month.
Katie said: “Although I have not yet done such a physical fundraising challenge since my diagnosis whilst working full time, I’m determined to show my children that you can do anything you set your mind to.”
Following her devastating diagnosis with a glioblastoma (GBM) last year, Lisa Sharrock raised more than £1,000 when she took part in our Walk of Hope in September. Now, her daughter Beth Davies is following in her fundraising footsteps and stepping forward for her own amazing challenge.
“We have fundraised for Brain Tumour Research ever since Mum’s diagnosis and it’s been a great thing to do together,” Beth said. “We’ve had huge support from our friends and family and are determined to do more to help other families living with their own diagnosis.”
Penny Sinclair isn’t letting three knee replacements hold her back. Her determination is inspired by her great-grandson Parker Stott, who was just two years old when he was diagnosed with an astrocytoma last year.
“Sometimes I can’t walk at all so I will be doing some of this on a treadmill and in a swimming pool. This is a really big challenge for me, but I want to do my bit to help raise vital money to help find a cure,” said Penny.
There are just over two weeks to go until the start of the challenge. Join Katie, Beth, Penny and hundreds of others completing 10,000 Steps a Day in February and raise vital funds and awareness to help find a cure for brain tumours. Find out more and register here.
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