9th January 2017
Nurse Swaps Harley for Push Bike
- Author: Alan Taphouse
- Published: 23rd February 2017
NURSE SWAPS HARLEY FOR PUSH BIKE
Cancer nurse, Jane Coombs from Clanfield, has signed up for the tough challenge of cycling from London to Paris to raise awareness (and vital funds) for Myeloma UK. Jane, who is more used to riding her Harley Davidson than a push bike, is determined to complete the challenge and is leaving the Harley locked in the garage and can be seen cycling on the roads around her home preparing for the ride.
When Jane entered for this challenge she did not even own a bicycle and had not ridden one since she was young fortunately, Jane has been donated a suitable bicycle by a friend so is gearing up for the challenge.
Myeloma is an increasingly common and complex cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and are responsible for protecting the body against infection. Myeloma damages the bones, depletes the immune system and causes kidney damage. Myeloma UK funds innovative research into the causes and treatments of Myeloma. For more information visit www.myeloma.org.uk.
"I am not a 'fitness pro' and I haven't ridden a bicycle for a good many years...at least 40! Nine years ago I lost my sister in law to Amyloid/Myeloma and I have taken up this challenge in her memory. She was one of the most caring, kindest people I have ever known. Always there for everybody.
As a cancer nurse working at the Fernhurst Centre at St Richards Hospital, I see patients with this blood disease receiving drugs that can offer a better quality of life and much longer remission times than a few years ago.
I am aiming to raise over £1500 for Myeloma UK by sponsorship and by holding other events in the area between now and the start date in May."
You can sponsor Jane by visiting www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-coombs2
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