Hosted by Lord Willis of Knaresborough, this special event was an opportunity to celebrate the scientific advances of the past 25 years and thank much valued supporters who have made this possible.
Chairman and Founder Eddie O’Gorman gave a speech on the night and says:
“This charity was founded in memory of my son Paul, who died from the blood cancer leukaemia – the most common childhood cancer – when he was just 14 years old. His sister Jean was lost, also to cancer, just nine months later.
50 years ago, leukaemia was a virtual death sentence. Today, over 80% of children with leukaemia survive.
Sadly, as this is not true for other forms of childhood cancer (which still kills more babies and youngsters than any other disease in the UK) we must continue to fight for the lives of children diagnosed with all types of cancer and to support them and their families.
Thanks to our kind supporters we have raised £150 million in the charity’s first 25 years. What started as a small memorial foundation has evolved into a leader in paediatric oncology research, funding the work of scientists, clinicians and carers.”
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CHILDREN with CANCER UK official page: www.childrenwithcancer.org.uk