For the PCR Lab Tour, our scientists based at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in Central London, open up their labs for some of our wonderful fundraisers and supporters. These are the people who make our research projects possible, and the tour gives them an opportunity to learn more about where their money is going.
The evening kicked off with some lovely words from one of our fundraisers, Joel, who is running his second marathon for PCR in April. Joel supports PCR in memory of his grandfather, a WW2 veteran, avid Watford FC fan, and Joel’s hero. Joel’s grandfather found out he had advanced prostate cancer in 1995, for which there was no cure then and still no cure now. The experience highlighted the need for members of Joel’s family to get regular check-ups. These regular check-ups caught Joel’s uncle Martin’s prostate cancer early enough to receive effective treatment. Joel finished his speech with ‘prostate cancer affects all of us in one way or another’. Very well said and very true.