Hot on the heels of their cake efforts, we have more news from Birmingham as promised!
September 20th saw Connie Boothe, Ann Marie Winston and Kieran Sheridan line up for the Big Fun Run at Cannon Hill Park. This is a 5 kilometre event held in Birmingham with the aim for participants to have fun with no time pressures involved and for them to raise money for a number of charities.
The team elected to support Queen Elizabeth Hospital‘s Cyberknife Appeal, part of a £6.5 million appeal the hospital currently has for its cancer treatment provision. On their appeal website the hospital explains what a Cyberknife is used for:
“The Cyberknife machine is a robotic system that offers radiation surgery on tumours that were previously inoperable or would cause a lot of collateral damage to patients.
An example of the type of treatment that Cyberknife will be used for is treatment of tumours on an optic nerve. Conventional radiotherapy would cause damage to both eyes, blinding the patient. Conventional surgery could sever the optic nerve, causing blindness in one eye, but Cyberknife can treat the tumour whilst leaving both optic nerves intact.”
The weather may have been dull, but Connie, Ann Marie and Kieran still had a great day and raised £1,000.