A cancer appeal to support 200 minutes and fat buddha

and all other victims of throat and neck cancer

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18/10/2006 at 09:15
Many of you may know that 2 forumites of long standing - 200 minutes and fat buddha - have both suffered from carcinoma of the throat in 2006. Both have required interventional surgery to differing extents and both have needed 6 weeks of radiotherapy - 200's also needed some chemotherapy. Luckily, both of them are progressing well and FB is back into active competition - treatment finished in June for him - and he has so far completed a 1/2 Ironman triathlon and is scheduled to do Beachy Head Marathon in October. 200 minutes is still knocking out the run miles out despite more radical surgery and whilst he is still undergoing treatment.

My intention is to auction one of my paintings of Chamonix. I also happen to know that Chamonix has been one of FB's favourite places in Europe for many years.

The raffle draw will take place on Christmas Eve and for a donation of £5, your name will be entered into the raffle.

All monies will go to the Mouth Cancer Foundation - www.mouthcancerfoundation.org - which is raising awareness of mouth, throat and other head & neck cancers, where sufferers have a higher proportion of deaths per number of cases than breast cancer, cervical cancer or skin melanoma with survival rates often below 50% due to late detection and ignorance of symptoms.

This means a lot to FB and 200 minutes so please donate £5 for this worthy charity and put yourself in with a chance of winning one of my paintings.

many thanks

18/10/2006 at 09:32
Great idea Haile.
18/10/2006 at 17:58
Lets keep this at the top
18/10/2006 at 18:07
Haile my donation has been sent in. My step-father died last year from cancer in his mouth and neck. God bless you for raising money for this cause.
18/10/2006 at 18:12
for those who may not venture there often - there's an existing support thread for 200minutes over in training where people are running 200 miles to show support for him as he is still having treatment........you may want to consider joining in as part of your training schedules.............

thanks to those who have donated so far
18/10/2006 at 18:28
Yeah, thanks to everyone so far. And a special thanks to kk, but if you think i'm posting it to the States you can b*ll*cks!

18/10/2006 at 18:47
if i win it, please could you send it to the States anyway? ta.

also, i'd like to run 200 miles, but i don't think i'm physically capable, and it certainly wouldn't fit in with my training schedule.
18/10/2006 at 18:49
I'll gladly pay the postage Haile. :)

I'll track my running miles and see if I can get up to 200 miles total.
18/10/2006 at 18:54
you mean you aren't going to run it all in one go? call yourself an ultra runner...?
18/10/2006 at 19:03
i'm only joking kk, i'll gladly post it for you
18/10/2006 at 19:10
Hey even us ultra runners have our limits. lol

Thanks Haile...I did a cycle ride last year to raise money for cancer research and it was a great experience. It was a bit draining but still good. I might try another one next year.
jellybabe (M.)    pirate
18/10/2006 at 20:05
just boinging this thread, my donation is in xx
18/10/2006 at 20:14
Great idea! Forgot to use my forum name but doesn't really matter cos I'm haileunlikely to win.
18/10/2006 at 20:45
doesn't matter what name you have used, it'll still go in the hat on xmas eve.
18/10/2006 at 21:04
Brilliant idea Haile and wonderful pics.

Once I get running again, I'll be up for the 200 miles. Might help that dark, dank winter training!!
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20/10/2006 at 05:31
£460 so far, excellent. Thanks for your support.
20/10/2006 at 06:27
If Fat Buddha wins it can we rugby tackle him and start again..? Ta!
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