I just wanted to share this piece of research with those of you who have supported and followed Nick and I through our fundraising! It is reporting that Myeloma UK have funded some research that has identified an inherited gene that increases the risk of developing myeloma. Now that they know this, they can look at targeting treatment for those patients.
I feel really proud that our hard work helps to fund invaluable pieces of research like this….research that could provide treatment options for people who otherwise may have run out of them. Not only that, it hopefully means that their treatment will be focused and effective, rather than consultants ‘hoping’ for the best and keeping their fingers crossed that a treatment works for a particular patient.
So all of you who have been to our tabletop sales, or bought a raffle ticket, or come to the ball last November…..thank you. Without your support and without your pennies and pounds, research like this wouldn’t be able to take place. And thank you to Myeloma UK for choosing the right things to spend their money on. It gives all of us with myeloma a more positive future ahead of us.
(And for anyone who would like to continue to help, you can set up a direct debit via their website, http://www.myeloma.org.uk, or their is a justgiving button on my blog page)