Richard Shaw spent Sunday taking part in RideLondon, cycling the 100 miles London/Surrey circuit used for the 2012 Olympics, to raise money for Bloodwise. Richard’s fundraising contributed to a total of £90,000 raised by cyclists riding for Bloodwise on the day.
Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK. And while huge progress has been made in improving treatment since they started in 1960, it is still the third biggest cause of UK cancer deaths – taking more lives each year than breast or prostate cancer.
Bloodwise fund research to improve treatment and care for people living with all types of blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. They currently have over £84 m committed across 161 research projects around the UK, all of which are enabling researchers to make findings that improve outcomes for people affected.