Welcome to Fight on for Annie, we are a fund set up in memory of my mummy, Anne O’Neill which supports both Pancreatic Cancer UK and Pancreatic Cancer Action.
Fight on for Annie was officially launched on Sunday 12th October 2014. Over 120 people signed up to take part in the Armagh 4 Mile Fun Run for the fund and raised over £3,000. We celebrated the launch with a beautiful balloon release.
When mummy was diagnosed in July 2013, my family and I were so shocked at how underfunded the disease is and angry as the poor survival rates hadn’t changed in over 40 years therefore giving us no hope. I couldn’t help mummy medically so I focused my energy into trying to change the future for other pancreatic cancer patients by fundraising, creating awareness and lobbying the government.
The fund was launched in October 2014 but there has been numerous fundraising and campaigning events occurring since October 2013 during which we have accomplished great things. In April 2014 I helped campaign to get 100,000 signatures on a petition for more funding and awareness for pancreatic cancer. I appeared on a local news station and several radio interviews. We were overwhelmed by the response and reached our required signatures to get our debate.
October 2014 was a busy month as I trekked the Great Wall of China for five days for pancreatic cancer and the fund was also officially launched. I am so proud of how the support and interest has grown over the year and to date we have raised an astonishing £13,000!
Fight on for Annie is our way of turning our heartache of losing our precious mummy, into a positive driving force that will see a change for pancreatic cancer patients. Help us keep Annie’s memory alive and support us today.
Watch our video below of the launch of Fight on for Annie. Click Here.