Cotswold Leisure Cirencester to host bike challenge for cancer research
Cotswold resident Norman Simpson is looking to raise funds for research into the treatment of myeloma, a cancer of the bone marrow. Norman's Fairford-based daughter Lisa Hooper has the disease, and he is keen to raise awareness locally and raise money to support Myeloma UK in pursuing their research.
He is teaming up with friends and well wishers to stage a three-hour indoor spinning bike endurance challenge which will take place between 2 and 5 pm on Sunday 22 April at Cotswold Leisure Cirencester. Together they will be looking for sponsors to get behind their effort.
Norman, who lives in Ampney St Peter, commented: “I am very grateful to the staff at Cotswold Leisure for allowing us to stage this event and giving up their time to help us set it up. One member has even volunteered to join the fund raising team.“
Anyone wishing to support Norman and his team can donate online to http://www.justgiving.com/Miles4Myeloma
Myeloma UK is the only organisation dealing exclusively with myeloma in the UK. Myeloma is an increasingly common cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are responsible for protecting the body against infection. Current treatments can be effective in halting myeloma for longer and improving quality of life, but at present there is no cure.
For more information see http://www.myeloma.org.uk
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