Tony Williams, 56, is running the Virgin Money London Marathon on 24 April to raise money for more stem cell donors like the hero that saved his daughter, Emily.
In 2013, Anthony Nolan found a stem cell donor for Sharon Berger. Since then, Sharon’s family have taken on an incredible number of lifesaving challenges to raise vital funds – from the London Marathon to a skydive. In today’s blog, her niece Katie gives us the full story…
Norman Grimes became one of the first people in the world to successfully donate bone marrow when he saved the life of aplastic anaemia patient Joanna Ciruk in 1981.
Now Norman, of Gravesend in Kent, is preparing to run his ninth marathon to raise money for Anthony Nolan.
If you were following our coverage of the Virgin Money London Marathon last year, you might have seen a striking image. An Anthony Nolan runner, more than halfway through his 26.2 miles, practically bouncing up and down with energy, biceps clenched to the sky.
You might not have realised the incredible story behind that image – Eugene’s story. And here he tells it for the very first time.
In 2014, Rebecca’s eight-year-old son Zac was diagnosed with ALD (adrenoleukodystrophy); his doctors recommended a stem cell transplant to give him the best possible chance of life.
More than a year on, as she sends her first letter to her son’s donor, Rebecca reflects on her family’s story.
We tell the story of our 2015 London Marathon – an incredible day, with heroic runners, noisy cheerers…and a lot of bananas. (Don’t ask.)