Jessica Pizzo


Christophers Smile
Christopher’s Smile was set up in October 2008 after Karen and Kevin Capel lost their son, Christopher in June the same year to an aggressive medulloblastoma brain tumour. Following a 21 month battle with the disease he passed away 9 days before his 6th birthday. The Capels wanted to find something positive in their tragedy and thought long and hard about the direction they should take. Christopher's mum and dad feel strongly that new treatments are urgently needed for the 20% of children who do not survive their disease along with those children who survive but face a lifetime of post treatment issues. Christopher’s Smile does not have a specific paediatric tumour focus but instead provides funding for projects that will benefit the largest number of children possible across the childhood cancer community. The charity has awarded 6 project grants and raised over 1.2 million pounds. The current research funding focus of Christopher’s Smile is the development of tumour DNA sequencing for the analysis of tissue and fluid samples. The lack of innovative targeted drugs for paediatric trials is of particular concern to the Capels. They are actively campaigning for change on a European platform and they have addressed the European Commission and MEPs in Brussels with the overall aim to improve the outcome for children with cancer. "Our vision is for every child diagnosed with childhood cancer to not only survive, but to reach adulthood enjoying a good quality of life."

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Jessica Pizzo - Fleet Half Marathon 2010

Jessica Pizzo

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As some of you may already know, I am running the Fleet Half Marathon on March 21 in Hampshire, UK to raise money for Christopher's Smile.  Christopher's Smile is a wonderful charity that raises money to fund development of new drugs to treat medulloblastoma and other childhood cancers without devastating side effects.

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21.03.10 Well done!!

21.03.10 Good Luck - you can do it !

18.03.10 Run, Jess, Run!! Good luck!

08.03.10 Go get 'um Peez!

05.03.10 Don't look back! Something might be gaining on you! Leroy "Satchel" Paige.



01.03.10 Good luck, Pizzo! I'll be rooting for you from across the pond!

19.02.10 This is such a wonderful thing you are doing! I'll be cheering for you!


16.02.10 i love smiles, cupcakes and champagne


16.02.10 Good luck! -Sydney



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