As part of a whirlwind first week at the John van Geest centre, I made the decision to spend a few hours of my time on Saturday for the runNTU event, our annual 5K sponsored run to raise funds for the centre.
Raising money for worthy causes can sometimes be very frustrating, but it can also be great fun. It has been a busy few weeks for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.
Businesses are being urged to help support crucial work being done in Nottingham to improve the early diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
I have just had one of the busiest weeks since I started working for this wonderful organisation.
When I first started working at the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, I had very little understanding what cancer was, or how it was researched, let alone the type of equipment used in the process.
The bomb shell burst in 2005 at the age of 59. I had advanced prostate cancer; a PSA of 760 and extensive bone metastases. I was given 18 -30 months to live with a rapidly decreasing quality of life. The outlook couldn’t be more bleak.
A few weeks ago I did a 25 mile sponsored bike ride to raise money for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.
Doing nice things for the community and raising money and awareness at the same time is a great way to spend time. The lovely Neil and Linda Kelso, owners of the Victoria Hotel in Beeston have been doing just that for over a year now.
The NTU Green Impact scheme challenges university departments to implement a number of easy practical actions to help the environment.
My career began in the 1970’s in the field of cancer immunology, a subject, which nowadays is at the forefront of cancer research, holding the promise of delivering new therapies for treating patients suffering from a wide range of cancers.