Elliott Masters employees took part in the Regents Park 5k & 10k races on 8th July 2017 in order to raise money for an incredible cause – #ReubensFight
Reuben is a 3 year old little boy from Maidenhead, Berkshire and unfortunately, on the 12th December 2016… Reuben was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.
[toggle title=”More about Neuroblastoma” state=”open”]Fewer than 100 children in the UK are diagnosed each year with neuroblastoma. Most children who get this cancer are younger than five years old. Neuroblastoma is the second most common solid tumour in childhood, and it makes up 8% of the total number of children’s cancers.
Neuroblastoma is a cancer of specialised nerve cells called neural crest cells. These cells are involved in the development of the nervous system and other tissues.
Neuroblastoma most commonly occurs in:
- either one of the two adrenal glands situated in the abdomen (tummy)
- nerve tissue that runs alongside the spinal cord, in the neck, chest, abdomen or pelvis.
The adrenal glands are specialised glands that are found above both kidneys. They normally release hormones to maintain blood pressure and help the body respond to stress.
In some cases, neuroblastoma can spread to tissues beyond the original site such as the bone marrow, bone, lymph nodes, liver and skin.
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Neuroblastoma is a rare childhood cancer affecting fewer than 100 children in the U.K. each year. As in 50% of cases of this aggressive type of cancer, his primary tumour was found in his abdomen, but had already spread to bones & bone marrow and was already at Stage 4 before they had any idea.
He sadly spent his 3rd birthday and New Year’s Day in hospital, has undergone numerous MRI scans, bone marrow and tumour biopsies, a blood and platelet transfusion, and he is currently in hospital for 6 weeks having an untold amount round of chemotherapy to name but a few procedures.
The employees at Elliott Masters are committed to trying to raise as much money as possible for their £10,000 yearlong target to go towards getting Reuben the Neuroblastoma treatment needed, which is only available in the USA & costing £250,000!!
See the fundraising page HERE
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