Alexandra Price


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Pricey Runs the Marathon for Chordoma UK!

Alexandra Price

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Dear All, 

On the morning of April 23rd,  I will be preparing my tiny little legs to run 26.2 miles for the 2017 London Marathon on behalf of the wonderful charity Chordoma UK. I was inspired to run for Chordoma after watching one of my best friends, run the marathon in 2015 in aid of his mother. Ollie's Mum Sue, was diagnosed with Chordoma in 2008, a rare primary bone cancer that can affect people of all ages.

In March 2013 Ollie's parents launched Chordoma UK with the aim of finding a cure and effective treatment for this relentless disease. I am absolutely honoured to be undertaking such a monumental challenge for such a cause, through which I hope to do them proud. 

Chordoma is a rare primary bone cancer, meaning that it arises in bone (rather than spreads to bone). The bones involved are those at the base of the skull, the vertebral bodies (back bones), and the bone of the sacrum and coccyx at the base of the spine. Chordoma is thought to arise from a persistent embryonic tissue (notochordal cells), which normally disappears before birth, but can persist in some people. However, the majority of individuals with notochordal remnants do not develop Chordoma. Chordoma is part of a family of cancers called sarcoma, which include cancers of the bones, cartilage, muscles and other connective tissue. Chordomas are generally slow growing, and tend to recur after treatment.

For more information regarding this terrible disease, please visit or should you wish to support Chordoma UK and to help further research please send an e-mail to 

The wine tasting aspect of my job is taking a back seat as I hit the streets of London in hope that it will help me over the finish line*. Please join me in raising both money and awareness for the crucial research of this relatively unknown cancer. There is little funding available for research into this relentless bone cancer mainly because it is relatively rare, occurring in only 1 in 800,000 of the population. Without a focused approach to raising money for research into chordoma, little will change quickly.

Any donation big or small is MASSIVELY appreciated, so please take a moment to donate. Your support and donations mean a huge amount and for that I am very thankful!

So much love to you all.




*Champagne on arrival…?

Recent donors

18.05.17 Happy Birthday for Saturday!!! Sorry this is SO late. xxx

11.05.17 Well doneAlex, 26 miles is along way on foot.

10.05.17 Pricey you are a superstar. V proud of you

29.04.17 Amazing Price! Well done you're a super star! Xx

29.04.17 Well done Pricey - amazing achievement! Lots of love, Sue Brian and Amy xxx

26.04.17 Alex, great run. Get your dad to do it next time.

26.04.17 Well done Alex. Great run Ruth and Bob. x

24.04.17 Well done, cheered for you as you passed but you were obviously too fixated on the finish line. Fantastic run and time, so proud! xxxx

24.04.17 Woop Woop! WELL DONE!!

24.04.17 WELL DONE!! TELL MARTIN - ME NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

23.04.17 Well done from Gabbie and Tim Green


22.04.17 Pricey-you are my hero, i love you!

22.04.17 You can do it Proicey!!

21.04.17 Great work Alex! Hopefully see you on the day!

21.04.17 Good luck - you'll be great! X


21.04.17 See you at the start line!

21.04.17 Sending you strength!! I know you will do amazingly, Good luck xoxo

21.04.17 GO PRICEY!! Proud of you xxx

20.04.17 Good luck!!! x

20.04.17 Run Ping run!!!

20.04.17 Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!

20.04.17 Go Alex!! You will be amazing and hope to see you- will be cheering you on! x x x

20.04.17 Good luck! And well done for running for such a wonderful charity. We hope you can enjoy the experience. Jane, Tony, Katie and Robbie Willis


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