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LGC keeps the wheels turning for Bloodwise

02 Sep 2015
Tags:  Corporate

In 2014-15, LGC is fundraising for Bloodwise to support a project looking at how DNA sequencing can be used to personalise treatments in non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

Bloodwise are the UK’s biggest blood cancer charity. They’re here to beat blood cancer. They stop people dying from blood cancer, they make patients’ lives better and they stop people getting blood cancer in the first place.

They’ve changed the world for people with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood disorders – but they won’t stop until every single person with blood cancer survives and can live their life to the full. So how do they do it?
They research: in a hundred and one different ways, because research will beat blood cancer. They help: through information, support, connections and collaboration. They campaign: to improve patient experience and enhance research. They share learning: to enhance knowledge, understanding and expertise of all those involved in beating blood cancer. And they raise money: so they can meet the needs of blood cancer patients. Around 38,000 people of all ages, from children to adults, are diagnosed with blood cancers and related disorders every year in the UK.

Members of our Executive Leadership Team and colleagues (pictured below) will be donning their cycling helmets and running shoes on Thursday 3 September in order to raise money for Bloodwise by travelling between our UK sites by bike and on foot. They will be joined by support riders and walkers to keep them company.

Jon Yeung, Finance Director for LGC, said, “As we strive to raise as much money as we can for this very worthwhile cause, we are also working to increase awareness about leukaemia and lymphoma amongst our people as part of a wider focus on employee wellbeing. Many of our employees have a personal connection with leukaemia and lymphoma and know first-hand the devastating effect a diagnosis can have. We aim to provide ‘Science for a safer world’ using our cutting edge scientific technology and services to support such a pivotal research project”.

If you would like to join us in supporting Bloodwise, please donate via the dedicated LGC JustGiving page.

We hope to make a real difference to this good cause through our research and developments. We wish our colleagues good luck for tomorrow!