Today, Professor Chris Pepper, Dr Elisabeth Walsby and Dr Liam Morgan attended the ‘Desert Lifeline’ launch event held by Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (LLR) who are a major source of funding for the Cardiff CLL group.
The event, which took place at the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay and was hosted by TV presenter and ultra runner Lowri Morgan, was held in honour of two welsh actors, Richard Harrington and Mark Lewis Jones, who are taking part in the ‘Marathon Des Sables’ to raise funds for LLR. The Marathon Des Sables is regarded as one of the toughest footraces on earth, covering 250km in 6 days in 120 degF heat! Richard and Mark visited our lab just before Christmas in order to see, firsthand, the work we do. They said they were very impressed and inspired by what they saw!
The challenge will take place in April and you can sponsor Richard and Mark at the following website: https://leukaemialymphomaresearch.org.uk/mds