Ken O’Brien, Biohorizons’s general manager for the UK & Ireland, has raised more than £3,200 by cycling from Malin Head − Ireland’s most northerly point − to Mizen Head in the south, in support of DKMS, an international charity dedicated to the fight against blood cancer.
Ken’s fiancée’s father sadly passed away from mantle cell lymphoma, a rare type of non Hodgkin lymphoma. His bravery spurred Ken on to raise awareness of blood cancer and to increase understanding of the need for stem cell donors.
On average, 72 people are diagnosed with blood cancer every day in the UK. What’s more, 2,000 people per year need a donor and only 50% of them will find a suitable match. If you can, please spread the message about stem cell donation among your colleagues, friends and families.
To make a donation, please visit Justgiving.
Ken, his fiancée Roisin Shields and DKMS would like to thank everyone for their kind support and donations.