Author Archives: Robin

#Walk50 – the man who did it in heels

David Allen has been a valued supporter of Dimbleby Cancer Care since 2014 as a volunteer, as a sponsor, and as a fundraiser when he took on the Three Peaks Challenge for us last year. And in 2016 he donned … Continue reading

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#Walk50 – Can you go the distance?

This year #Walk50 gives you three options: you can take on the full 50km challenge, or walk a very respectable 25km, or join in with your family for a 12km walk at the start of the event. Everyone will set … Continue reading

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Lauren’s story: facing cancer as a young mother

Lauren Tedaldi, 33, from London, was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after the birth of her daughter in 2016.  “I found out that I had the BRCA1 gene just after I turned 30 in January 2015, I remember because it … Continue reading

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s a running lobster.

Spectators at this year’s Virgin London Marathon may do a double take as Hampshire based Howard Calvert runs by them on Sunday 22nd April. The 39 year old from Farnborough is running the marathon dressed as a lobster in an … Continue reading

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Kim’s story: It was the simple gesture of kindness that meant so much

Kim (right) was first diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and underwent a mastectomy before beginning chemotherapy in early 2011. “I recovered well from surgery and soon after started six sessions of chemotherapy at Guys Hospital which took place every … Continue reading

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Have yourself a #DimbleTea Break this March!

It’s the 1st March and today we are launching our #DimbleTea fundraising campaign. It’s very simple: organise a fundraising bake sale, tea party, tea break or afternoon tea at work or with family and friends, and be in with the … Continue reading

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Karen’s Story: 2012 was the year that changed my life

Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012, which resulted in a mastectomy, reconstructive surgery and further treatment. “As I approached my five year milestone last year, and the day to stop taking my medicines, I became very anxious and … Continue reading

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Frazer’s story: “Dimbleby Cancer Care really saved my life”

Frazer was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2014 whilst studying to be an opera singer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Following surgery to remove his testicle, he underwent three months of chemotherapy. “During chemotherapy, I was in … Continue reading

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Dimbleby Cancer Care launches www.cancercaremap.org

To mark #WorldCancerDay 2018, we have launched our brand new UK wide online information directory: www.cancercaremap.org.   The project has been under development for over two years and is the ‘brain child’ of Broadcaster and Chair of Dimbleby Cancer Care … Continue reading

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Someone to talk to: Lauren’s story

Last week we spotted a blog that stopped us in our tracks. Written by Lauren, a patient currently in the middle of treatment at Guy’s Cancer Centre, she talks really openly and honestly about the impact of her diagnosis on … Continue reading

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