Proskins are supporting and raising money for a local boy who needs life saving treatment for a rare liver cancer. Dawson’s family have been a loyal customer of ours and our sister company, CF Sports since 2005 and so the team here at Proskins want to raise awareness and money to help Dawson get the treatment he needs.
In January this year at 15 months old, Dawson Willcock was diagnosed with a rare 0.9 in one million cancer, Hepatoblastoma. Since that day Dawson has tried several different chemotherapy drugs, none of which are working. In April Dawson’s family were told even whilst on chemo, the cancer had spread to Dawson’s lungs.
There was a last chance chemo to try, Dawson started this that day in April. On May 17th 2017, Dawson’s family were told the heartbreaking news the chemo has had no effect, the lung tumours have increased in size and his cancer is chemo resistant.
Dawson needs life saving treatment in America, which is going to cost £500,000. Dawson’s family are in talks with a doctor in Cincinnati, who has cured many children who were classed as terminal in the UK. The plan is to spread this far and as wide as possible and get as many people as possible to donate, so Dawson can get the treatment he needs to save his life.
For more information and to follow Dawson’s story, please see below:
So what are we going to do? We have teamed up with a local event to take part in a 5K and 10K run, in Dawson’s local area of Mansfield on September the 17th 2017. We have Proskins Director, Rugby Legend and the finalist of Channel 4’s The Jump – Jason Robinson running with us and 100 other places to join together to run (or walk) for Dawson. If you are interested in running with us please get in contact – email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What can you do to help? If you can’t run with us you can always run remotely in your area and still raise money for Dawson.
Or you can support Dawson’s campaign by downloading* our ‘I am supporting #ADOLLARFORDAWSON’ card, taking a photo of yourself with it and post this across social media with the link to our justgiving page:
So we need your help. We want to raise as much money as we can. So anything you can donate, big or small, will make a difference.
Would you like one of our 100 guaranteed entries for the Mansfield 5k and 10k run on Sunday 17th September?
Everyone that joins our Proskins Race for Dawson team will get entry to either distance, a technical t-shirt, a water bottle, a dedicated meeting area on race day, chip timing and a commemorative medal! We’ve also got some great prizes on offer for the highest fundraiser and biggest donation, along with random spot prizes to all of our fundraisers so everyone’s in with a chance of winning something too! All that we ask in return is that you pledge to raise at least £300 for #DollarForDawson.
Please email email@example.com to register your interest to join Team Proskins for this amazing cause.
Full details of the race can be found here: www.mansfield10k.co.uk/