York Cancer Patient Treks For Yorkshire Cancer Centre
12:26pm 13th September 2012
(Updated 12:27pm 13th September 2012)
A former York Hospital cancer patient is going a long way to raise money for charity.
Nick Davliakos wants to make 10-thousand pounds for the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.
He recovered there after surgery for testicular cancer.
He’s going to trek along the Inca Trail in Peru next month to raise cash.
Information from Nick:
On 5th October my partner Charlotte and I will be setting off to Peru to find the Lost City of the Inca's in aid of the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.
The Yorkshire Cancer Centre is the fundraising arm of St James’s Institute of Oncology and provides specialist medical equipment, research and development and patient ‘home comforts’ to 1,500 patients each day. The Centre is currently working towards a £10 million appeal to ensure that such services can be maintained. As it is a charity run department the facilities will only be available as long as the community continues to raise money to support the Centre.
This will be a great challenge which will push both our physical and mental boundaries. Charlotte is currently working as a staff nurse at the hospital and I have recently received treatment at the centre myself and currently participating in an ongoing research to improve cancer treatment. Both of us have seen first-hand how lucky we are as a community to have such a fantastic centre available to us in Yorkshire and how vastly it benefits a patient’s treatment and cancer experience.
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Pictured: Nick and Charlotte:
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