Please sponsor us and help raise funds for PNET Research at The Royal Children's Hospital, Australia and Marie Curie Cancer Care

 

 

 

PNET Research  at the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne

My cousin Kieran Stark died from a rare and aggressive brain tumour in November 2008, 2 days before his 21st birthday. His cancer, called Primitive Neuro Ectodermal Tumour (PNET) mainly affects young people. Kieran was a talented university student and sports person who voluntarily coached elite rowing squads to many victories. In 2008, he won the Victorian Young Sports Person of the Year Award for his dedication to rowing coaching and for inspiring others whilst undergoing cancer treatments. He continued to coach right up until the day that he died. 

Kieran's inspirational courage and determination to give back to and support others in their rowing achievements drives us to highlight the tragedy of losing young people who have so much to offer the world, and to assist researchers to work towards finding a cure. 

 

The link above is to the Australian equivalent of the Just Giving website called Everyday Heroes. Your donation will appear in Aussie Dollars. The current exchange rate as of 21st June 2009 is: £1 (British Sterling) = $2.04 (Aussie Dollars)

 

 

Our journey will also be raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care which provides high quality nnursing and funding for cancer research.

 

Marie Curie provides free nursing to those suffering from cancer and other illnesses and believe that anyone who is diagnosed with a terminal illness should be given the choice to die at home.

 

Every hour of nursing care costs Marie Curie £20 but the service is totally free to the patient and their family.

 

In addition to this, Marie Curie Cancer Care also runs 10 hospices in the UK, a Marie Curie Research Institute and a Palliative Care Research and Development Unit.