The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation, fighting Leukaemia, is delighted to announce the following new grants.
Blood Cancer UK – a further £30,000 in support of the project “towards more effective treatments for childhood leukaemia”. This brings the total we have contributed to this ground breaking research to £357,195. Even with COVID-19 impacting on their activities, the team at UCL Cancer Institute London are beginning to understand more about why some leukaemia cells resist treatment and they are now pursuing the possibility of reversing this process. In addition, the team have created a platform which can screen thousands of drugs to see if they will work to destroy cancer cells.
Maids of the Poor Sisters in Ethiopia, Taza Catholic Health Centre – a grant of £10,000 to provide emergency medical services, equipment and drugs.
World Child Cancer – a grant of £15,000 to provide urgently needed drugs services and transport costs to facilitate the effective treatment of children with leukaemia in Cameroon. A further grant of £10,000 to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity in support of leading edge leukaemia research.
The 2020 Alternative Hair Show, our main fundraising stream, was the first to be staged in virtual format and it is thanks to the efforts and generosity of hairdressing worldwide that we made a success of it and can distribute vital funds to these urgent causes. We look forward to even greater outcomes in the future.
Founder and Chairman
Covid-19 greatly increases the risk of those with blood cancer dying. Early results show even with the vaccine only 13% of blood cancer sufferers show antibodies from the vaccine.
Researchers across the globe are collaborating and co-operating to test the efficacy of vaccines. We are committed to give our support, never before has our help and funding been so crucial.
Founder and Chairman
The Alternative Hair Charitable Foundation’s dedication to fighting leukaemia is truly remarkable. Their incredible generosity to Professor Enver’s research will help to develop kinder and more effective treatments for children diagnosed with this devastating disease.
Professor Tariq Envers at University College London is leading groundbreaking research to investigate and analyse the faulty genes that drive childhood cancer. These findings will improve our understanding of what triggers the disease and causes relapse – knowing this will be fundamental to improving treatment.
Blood Cancer UK is a specialist blood cancer charity. We are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by blood cancer, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.