Diffuse Midline Glioma (DMG) is an extremely aggressive, fast-growing tumour and after diagnosis, most children die within two years. Currently, there is no effective treatment for DMG, so we are extremely proud to donate £60,000 to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity to co-fund the first-of-its-kind clinical trial for up to 12 patients with DMG, using CAR-T cells. This donation also marked our first collaboration with Abbie’s Army, who has been relentless in the fight against DMG.
With Azaylia’s second birthday in August, and Childhood Cancer Awareness month and The Azaylia Foundation’s first year anniversary – Ashley took on another epic challenge to carry Azaylia’s name across Europe and raise awareness for childhood cancer, which was featured on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. Cycling from London to Paris, onto Geneva before crossing the Alps into Italy and finally arriving in Rome mid-September, another inspiring and gruelling challenge in the name of Azaylia and all children fighting cancer.
Our founder, Ashley, marked Azaylia’s second birthday by running an incredible five marathons in five days across the five capital cities of the UK and Ireland. He pushed himself to the limit, physically and emotionally, during this special time, while raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer. In true form, our community came out to support Ashley and the team every step of the way from Dublin to Belfast, Edinburgh, Cardiff and finally London. Thank you, you are fundamental to this fight against childhood cancer.