Cardiff Marrow Society are raising awareness in a fundraiser. The occurrence that sparked this event was that one of the students at Cardiff university was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer and she urgently needs a bone marrow transplant. This is her story,
“Up till just a few months ago, everything was falling right into place for Vithiya Alphons (24), a final year optometry student at Cardiff University. Having just returned from a summer spent travelling in Moldova and Japan, Vithiya dreamt of finally qualifying as an eye specialist at the conclusion of the 2015-16 academic year. However, cancer wanted its own say. Just months later Vithiya now finds herself in a desperate race against time to find a suitable stem cell donor, her only hope of beating Acute Myeloid Leukaemia, a form of blood cancer. Vithiya’s South Asian heritage has meant that despite thousands of willing donors signing up and increasing national coverage no suitable match has yet been found. This is a desperate plea to help save the life of a young woman who has potentially just weeks to live. Cancer has already claimed the lives of so many. Please don’t let it claim another. Help spread the word and raise awareness, and find out if you could be the match Vithiya so desperately needs by visiting the Anthony Nolan website. Thank you.”
The aim of the event is to promote the matter publicly through advertising so that awareness can be successfully raised about the project.
There is a food sale being hosted in Cardiff University’s Student Union, at the Heath Campus and also at St Davids shopping Center.
The event takes part on Wednesday the 16th of March.