Gary Wilson Ran his first Half Marathon
On Sunday 16th March 2014, Gary Wilson ran his first ever half marathon in Fleet. “This is my way of giving something back; lots of others were giving their time and efforts. So I thought it was time I did something to help. Running a half marathon was be a big achievement for me personally, as at the age of 48 the furthest I have run is down the drive to the car!!!!” Gary raised via just giving £409 for Pink Pong – CRUK and said “it was worth the aching back & legs”.
Well-done Gary, we are proud of you!!
Ryan Jenkins and Liz May went on a CRUK Lab Tour
On Thursday 27th March 2014, Ryan Jenkins and Liz May joined Ann-Maree James (Our Cancer Research Area Volunteer Manager) on a Cancer Research Lab Tour in Bristol.
On the lab tour we heard a presentation from two Professors as well as being shown around by CRUK’s brightest Scientists in two different labs looking at Prostrate Cancer Cells and also the way Melanoma cells grow and spread. The team at Bristol and around the UK spend hours using top of the range technology watching every single movement cancer makes. Cancer is an enormous amount of diseases which makes the complexity of it so challenging. BUT with the help of Cancer Research funding through groups like “Pink Pong”, “Clever” and “Focused” scientists give us the “Hope” and the possibility of a “Cure”
Ryan Jenkins said “Being invited to the Bristol lab tour has really helped me understand fully why I get involved in helping raise funds for cancer research”.
Liz May Said “I think the most shocking thing for me today was that cancer is not new!! When studying the sociology of health I never remember cancer being mentioned or discussed!! Maybe my eyes would have been opened sooner if this was so!! I am thankful that Ann-Maree invited me on this tour, as it has educated me that Cancer Research UK is vital in the hope for a cure. Scientists spend hours studying cells trying to establish a way of firstly understanding them and secondly how to stop them from spreading further!!
This is not a new fight, but for pink pong it is a new battle. And it's a must that we continue to make a difference!!”