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PaTrek 2021: Patrick Savage (BSc Economics) and friends to take on 240-mile walk for charity

patrek-2021Photo: Patrick Savage (second from the left) and friends

In March 2020, I was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin Lymphoma. To treat the cancer, I underwent six months of chemotherapy at the Christie Hospital and thanks to their incredible staff I'm now in remission. Without an effective treatment, I would've been left with less than a year to live; however I was incredibly lucky that this treatment was available. I know we still have a long way to go in the fight against cancer. 

To make sure we're doing our bit to ensure everyone who receives a cancer diagnosis also gets to experience the amazing feeling of beating the disease, three friends and I are doing a charity event to raise money for Cancer Research UK and The Christie Charity.  

On 22 June; Phil Saunes (Economic History), Alex Smith (Law), Jorge Stevenson (Statistics) and I will be setting off to walk the 240 miles from LSE, covering 30 to 35 miles a day, before arriving at the Christie Hospital in Manchester on 29 June. 

Beating cancer is something we can only achieve if enough funds are pledged to the goal, so a massive thank you to anyone who shares or donates! 

To get more information or to donate, please click here

Written by Patrick Savage (BSc Economics)

 

 May 2021