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News: YCO member in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon for an excellent cause

April 23, 2010 by yachtlover
YCO member in the 2010 Virgin London Marathon for an excellent cause

In two days time, sixteen members of the YCO will face the 26.2 miles of the London Marathon.

Each of the members showed a huge commitment to the event all in the name of an excellent cause. For the fourth year, members of YCO will be running to raise money for WellChild, a charity helping families in the UK who are coping with severely ill children. Other than that, they will also help to invests in a scientific research and medical care, WellChild also works to offer assistance and support for families and carers.

If you would like to donate to the YCO Marathon Fund to support WellChild, as well as give the runners that extra bit of incentive, please visit http://www.justgiving.com/ycomarathon2010

Toby Walker from Camper and Nicholson is also running the marathon for his niece Ellen. Ellen’s Team are running the London Marathon to help fund research into curing children with neuroblastoma. Neuroblastoma is the biggest cause of cancer fatalities among babies (90% of causes occur in children under 5) and is the most common extra-cranial solid tumor in childhood.

Ellen was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in February 2009 (days before her 2nd birthday). She has battled through a year of intensive treatment including chemotherapy, surgery, bone marrow transplant and radiotherapy, and is currently the first child in the UK to be receiving a new treatment of immunotherapy (which itself is a result of charity funded research). Ellen has been amazingly brave and continues to fight this dreadful disease. Tragically, many children with Ellen’s illness do not survive.

Please visit http://www.justgiving.com/ycomarathon2010 to give generously to this worthwhile cause.

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