15 nurses and health care assistants from Ward 625 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham have teamed up to fundraise for Cure Leukaemia this summer in the most colourful fashion!
On August 15th, Kiran Ali, Jessica Cain, Laura Conway, Martin Cooghan, Natalie Hollis, Maneeba Khalid, Melissa Magson, Carys Meadows, Claire Nash, Kate Rogers, Fern Rule, Emma Seale, Jaclyn Smith, Amy Warren and Sarah Workman will take part in the 2015 Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet! The unique 5km colour race celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality, and giving back to the community - it will see thousands of participants doused from head to toe in different colours at each kilometre.
The team who work together on the Haematology ward (625) at the QE Hospital, pride themselves as being one of the best teams as well as big, close family.
Working with leukaemia sufferers day in day out, the nurses and health care assistants provide the best possible care for patients with the aim to help save lives.
But that is not always the case.
Maneeba Khalid said, "Being diagnosed with leukaemia is not easy.
Myself and the rest of the team on Ward 625 have seen many patients lose their battle with leukaemia and have also seen the harrowing effect that it has on their loved ones who visit them day in, day out.
Now we want to raise money for a charity that is very close to our hearts and who better than Cure Leukaemia who are at the forefront of the battle against leukaemia here in Birmingham. We know first hand the importance of the funding needed, to provide specialist research nurses and new pioneering treatments.
Although the Color Run will be a lot of fun for our team, this is our small way of making a difference to help save lives. We are asking everyone to please dig deep and support our challenge!"
To support the team from Ward 625, please visit their JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/625Skittles/
Everyone at Cure Leukaemia would like to wish the team the best of luck and thank you for your continued, life saving work! #CLFamily
WATCH: The Color Run Birmingham 2014
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