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Alan Parker

Tenovus Cancer Care, Cancer Research Wales

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My story

[p]These are hugely challenging times. As a cancer researcher, leading a group at Cardiff University, we are extremely fortunate to be funded by several wonderful charities including Tenovus Cancer Care and Cancer Research Wales, who have been amazing in their support of our research. We recognise how difficult these times are for the charity sector, and are therefore keen to do our bit and raise much needed funds for these fantastic charities.[/p][p]Hence, we came up with the @baton4cancer initiative, so that we, as researchers, can give back to the fundraisers who work so hard to support our work. The idea is that we take the baton from the fundraisers and run researcher led fundraising activities for those chairities. [/p][p]In May, we have our first fundraising event. My team (@virustinkerer) and I will be passing the virtual baton and looking to run 1000 miles in May #1000MilesInMay. My personal target is an eye watering 200 miles...for someone who at the start of the year couldn't run for 5 minutes, and who even now hobbles everywhere...this is going to quite a challenge! We very much hope that this will be the first of many fundraising challenges, and the hope is that once our challenge is complete, we will pass the baton to another group who will set their own challenge and choose their own cancer charities to support. We aim to #PassTheBatonForCancerResearch across the length and breadth of Wales, with teams across the country taking their turn to raise funding for vital research.[/p][p]Our target is a very modest £1000. That's £1 for every mile. An absolute bargain. Plus, you'll get to see a fat researcher (me) sweat. A lot.[/p][p]Thanks for reading, sharing and hopefully donating. It means the world to us.[/p][p]Alan Parker.[/p][p][br][/p]
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Jul 21, 2020


Well done Alan and Team, you are doing so well as well as leading by example

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Jul 15, 2020


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Jun 24, 2020


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Jun 2, 2020


Well done Alan ! You can now return to enjoying your garden.


Jun 2, 2020

Stacy R

Congrats Alan and team!

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Jun 1, 2020


Well done, Team Virus Tinkerers. You light a path.

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Jun 1, 2020



Jun 1, 2020

Nikoleta Daskoulidou

Well done Alan! WOW! 242 miles? :)

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Jun 1, 2020


Congratulations to the team!

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Jun 1, 2020


Such a lovely idea. Well done to all of the team!

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