Leuchars cheque for cancer group
Leuchars cheque for cancer group. A recent fancy dress fun run held at RAF Leuchars in memory of a young woman who died of cancer raised £1500 for Aberdeen and North Centre for Haematology, Oncology and Radiotherapy (ANCHOR).
The charity, which received the money at a ceremony at the base yesterday, cares for patients with cancer, leukaemia and benign blood disorders.
The run was organised by SAC (Senior Aircraftman) Tim Carter, of the Military Transport section at RAF Leuchars, after his friend, Tam Swan, a warrant officer with 71 Engineers, lost his 21-yearold daughter Nadine to cancer.
Friends of Anchor looked after Nadine and supported the family during the time, and family and friends of Nadine decided to give something back.
Runners aged from eight to over 50 took part in the 10k event, and they included Tam, who said that Nadine was diagnosed with Burkitts Lymphoma in October 2008.
"This is one fo the rare agressive cancers, with only an average of 200 cases a year." said Tam.
"She initially responded to chemotherapy, but it soon became clear that her own immune system could not recover enough to fight the cancer.
"She remained totally positive and cheerful throughout her ordeal and never divulged the whole truth of her plight to us. She always put the feelings of others before herself.
"We had the privilege of being her parents and being at her side right to the end."
source: Fife Herald, Friday, September 4, 2009.