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Why supporting Kiss it Better will make a difference to children like Noah

Run or DyeRun or Dye is supporting the Kiss it Better appeal for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity which raises funds for research into the causes and treatment of childhood cancer.

The appeal is raising money to help children like Noah. Noah was only six months old when he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, an aggressive and rare form of cancer.Run or Dye

He had tumours in his tummy, leg, arm and it had spread to his bones. Noah was given a 30 per cent chance of survival. The team at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) decided to try a combination of intensive and highly experimental treatment which had never been given to a child as young as Noah.

After eight months at GOSH having huge doses of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, an intricate operation and stem-cell treatment, Noah’s cancer was thankfully removed.

Run or Dye“He is a gorgeous, happy and cheeky little boy. Looking at him you’d never know what he went through”
Noah's mum, Kerenza

There are many other children like Noah who are facing a very scary time. We need to better understand what causes cancer in children, and produce more effective treatments. Whilst cancer survival rates are immensely encouraging with 8 in 10 of all children still alive five years after diagnosis, for certain childhood cancers, survival rates remain extremely low and there are some cancers where there are no survivors.Run or Dye

We can make a difference to the futures of children facing cancer with your support. Use your place at Run or Dye 5k to support the Kiss it Better appeal, and help children like Noah. Have a great time, get covered in paint and know that you’re doing something amazing.

If you want more information about the Kiss it Better appeal, or how to set up your Just Giving page, please get in touch on

Images courtesy of katharinemacdaid.com

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