Congratulations Suzanne Swan!
Clinical Professionals Director, Suzanne Swan, took part in the London Marathon to help raise money for blood cancer charity, Bloodwise.
We are extremely proud that Suzi finished the marathon in 4hrs and 55min! Fantastic effort considering the unusually warm weather!
Suzi raised 120% of her initial £2,500 target and raised £3,010!
Which makes the overall Clinical Professionals Total £3419!, bringing us closer to our year target of £5K!
The London Marathon is a long-distance running event held in London, United Kingdom, part of the World Marathon Majors. The event was first run on 29th March 1981 and has been held in the spring of every year since. The marathon is run over a largely flat course around the River Thames, and spans 42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi).
Not only do we support Bloodwise as a charity and due to our direct involvement within the life science industry, but also several highly respected members of our team here have had family members affected by a form of blood cancers so this charity and the work it does has become very special to us as an organisation.
“My amazing Mum, Judy Swan, passed away very suddenly in November 2016 from Leukaemia. In her memory I will be running the London Marathon on 22nd April 2018 to raise money for Bloodwise, a fantastic charity whose aim is to beat blood cancer by funding world-class research and providing practical and emotional support to patients and their loved ones and raise awareness of blood cancer.”
Blood cancer is a term that is used to describe various types of cancers that affect blood, bone marrow or the lymphatic system, it includes three main types; leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. In most blood cancers, affected blood cells stop developing normally and become cancerous, leading to too much and not enough of the original type of cell. This leads to various complications such as fighting off infections.
Bloodwise, formerly known as Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, is one of the UK’s top charities for funding and supporting blood cancer research. It was originally set up back in 1960 by the Eastwood family after they lost their 6 year old daughter to leukaemia.
Visit here for more information about Bloodwise: https://bloodwise.org.uk/
Yvette Cleland commented:
“We couldn’t be more proud of Suzanne’s marathon result, and on one of the hottest to achieve such a great time for a charity close to Clinical professionals and Suzanne’s heart!”
You can donate directly to our total here:
We look forward to hosting and taking part in many more fund raising activities for Bloodwise.