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2Music4Mind's fundraising page

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Team story

[p]Hello everyone - thank you for visiting our fundraising page for 2 Music 4 Mind!  On behalf of the Brain Research Trust, we (Joanne Leask and Alex Giger) are very excited to run in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon. Brain Research Trust carries out important research in a field that holds special significance to the both of us. We are proud to represent Brain Research Trust and welcome the challenge of raising £5000! We hope you are able to join us on our journey - let's help fund important research that can help save lives all over the world. Please visit the Brain Research Trust's website here: [url=http://www.brt.org.uk]http://www.brt.org.uk[/url][/p][p][b]2 Music 4 Mind[/b][/p][p]2 Music 4 Mind are a string duet, comprising of violinists Joanne Leask and Alex Giger, who plan to also include augmenting musicians in their upcoming concerts. Their performances include renditions of classical works, with the objective of creating a relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere. [/p][p]We are also starting a few other charitable endeavors! If you would like to learn more about upcoming events and gift boxes, please visit: [url=http://www.alexgiger.com/charity]http://www.alexgiger.com/charity[/url][/p][p][b]Alex Giger's Story[/b][/p][p]For 20 years growing up, Alex shared a very close bond with his brother, Robert. In May 2010, Robert suffered a catastrophic head injury while he competed in a pole vaulting event at a track competition. Three days later, Robert passed away from the traumatic brain injury. Ever since this day, the Gigers have been dedicated to spreading awareness about head safety and advocating the use of head safety equipment, with a special concern in sports safety. It is our hope that further research and increased public awareness into the effects of brain trauma can save lives and prevent brain injury in the future.[/p][p][b]Joanne Leask's Story[/b][/p][p]Joanne's father, Rod Leask, was diagnosed with a stage IV Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumour in August 2012, and passed the following January 2013. Rod was a very healthy man his whole life, and this shocked and devestated everyone who knew him when this tumour took hold. [/p][p]Depite the fact the Glioblastoma Multiforme is the most commonly diagnosed and aggressive malignant brain tumour, currently only conventional cancer treatments are on offer (such as radiotheraphy and chemotherapy) which the tumour is resistant to. Unfortunately this means at this point in medical history, a diagnosis is essentially a death sentence. There are some trials being explored for new treatments however, and the best way one can be of assistance is to help fund this research. [/p][p]Please consider donating today, so that this story isn't one you ever have to experience. [/p][p][b]Who are the Brain Research Trust?[/b][/p][p][lt]span[gt]Brain Research Trust is the umbrella charity for research into over 250 conditions of the brain and nervous system. The Trust was established in 1971 to promote and support research into the causes, treatment, prevention and cure of neurological diseases. [lt]/span[gt][/p][p]They fund basic and clinical research at University College London's world-renowen Institute of Neurology (IoN). Since Brain Research Trust was founded, we have given over £40 million to the IoN to help finance their research programmes and PhD studentships.[/p][p]The Brain Research Trust does not receive any government funding and relies on the generosity of supporters.[/p][p][b]Please donate today. Thank you. [/b][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Apr 30, 2015



Apr 28, 2015

Alice Ruffle

Well done you two!!

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2015


Good luck today!:)


Apr 26, 2015

Paul Butlin

Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2015


Good luck today Alex, you got this!


Apr 26, 2015


Have a fantastic day - you guys are amazing!

Apr 25, 2015

Andrea Tian

Good luck, Alex!! Robert and I will be cheering you on from the Midwest!


Apr 25, 2015



Apr 25, 2015

Alex 2 from Transformers

Hope you run a great race Alex! The cause is a great one xx


Apr 25, 2015


Alex!! Loadsa luck to you! You will smash it!! X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Alexander Giger

Alexander Giger

Joanne Leask

Joanne Leask