Our Mission & Services
SANDRA'S MISSION STATEMENT
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is currently an incurable cancer, in some patients.
I have this cancer.
I want to live.
I want to help others to live.
We need to increase awareness.
We need to encourage active research into the early diagnosis and effective treatment of this insidious disease.
Robert Senatore - My experience with being diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma (B Cell):
I was diagnosed with NHL in January 2001 shortly before my 16th birthday.
After months of visiting my local GP without any progress I ended up seeing a nose, ear and throat specialist at a private hospital in Chelmsford. After a biopsy on the tumour that had appeared on the right side of my neck I was diagnosed with NHL.
I spent the next eight months having Chemotherapy in a Teenage Cancer Trust unit at the Middlesex Hospital in London before being giving the all clear. I was lucky enough to return to school at the end of September 2001 to start Sixth Form College with all my friends from my year. Throughout my treatment all I wanted was to get back to my normal way of life and with the support of my family and friends was able to quickly settle back into the life I had before being diagnosed with NHL.
Being diagnosed with NHL effected everybody in life. I am extremely thankful for all the NHS and UCL have done for me in my fight against this disease and also extremely grateful to be treated on a TCT ward which not only provided the support I needed for fighting cancer at this age, but also my family as well.
At the beginning of 2011 I discovered a similar lump on the left side of my neck which has been diagnosed as a Burkitt's lymphoma. I am currently undergoing further chemotherapy at UCL ambutory care unit and hoping to have finished my treatment by the end of August. Once back to full health I plan to do some travelling around the world with friends.
Carole is the co-founder and Vice Chairman for Cure Cancer @ UCL.
Renowned as one of London's leading Caterers and Event specialist, Carole was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2004.
Years of friendship between Carole and Sandra, along with a shared journey of Cancer, was what inspired both ladies, to create Cure Cancer @ UCL.
With two very different stories to tell, but tied together by one common illness, it was through their love of life, that gave them, both, the strength to not only, take the journeys they have, but create a charity that gives others, hope!
During the time of Carole's illness she remained focused on work, never missing a single event. It's that determination and inner strength that enabled her to beat cancer and have a successful business.
Since her diagnosis, Carole contribution to Charity work, holds high importance. In November 2008 she organised a fundraising dinner for Cancerbackup/Mcmillan. With Lemar, Harry Connick Junior and 500 guests she raised £250,000.
Over the years Carole has gained extensive knowledge into food and nutrition, learnt to manage a increasingly successful business, make time for family and friends, take an active role in Charity work, and go through her own personal Cancer story. With all this combined, Carole represents a world of Hope, Health and Vitality. She is a true representation of what it is, to really survive.