Launching Blood Cancer Awareness Month with
£500,000 investment in Hope.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month.  To mark this occasion, we have awarded £500,000 to Queen’s University Belfast to support vital research into developing kinder and more effective treatments to help patients with blood cancer.

Our Patron and blood cancer patient Ken Reid called our grant “an investment in hope for people like me who suffer from Leukaemia and other blood cancers.”

As the 2nd largest gift that we’ve donated to Queen’s Foundation in the last three years, with the previous package of £790,000 in 2017, the funding will continue to support and build the blood cancer network in Belfast. 

Our Chair, Richard Buchanan said:  “We are committed to funding the research to beat blood cancer.  This investment further bridges the link between bench and bedside, as our team is in a unique position.  Their proximity and relationship with the team in Belfast City Hospital and the NI Biobank brings the patient closer to the research.”

Our research grants are only possible because of the money raised by our supporters.  This month we will encourage you all to keep up your vital efforts to help us beat blood cancer. 

To find out more about our Big Red Tea Party Fundraiser click here

As always thank you all so much for your generosity in these hard times. We can and will beat blood cancer through research together.


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