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 GPs join 10k challenge for brain tumour research

A team of NHS staff including local GPs are lacing up their trainers to tackle the Great Manchester Run, all for a good cause.

Our very own Dr Schryer is running as part of Team Jessica, with his CCG colleagues.

They are raising money for The Jessica Green Fund, a Supporter Group of The Brain Tumour Charity which aims to raise funds for brain tumour research.

Jessica, a beautiful, confident and happy little girl, sadly passed away from a terminal brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in April last year aged just six. Jessica’s parents from Little Lever in Bolton, family and friends, have continued Jessica’s courageous fight through various fund raising activities. The Great Manchester 10k is next on the list.

Dr. Jeff Schryer says: "I was heartened by her story and didn’t hesitate to sign up to run with Cath and the team. Raising money for a good cause whilst hopefully getting fit in the process, has got to be a win win situation."

"In addition to raising money for research, Jessica’s parents are really keen that other mums and dads are aware of the main signs and symptoms of a brain tumour. Symptoms are many and can vary, but could include; fits, a severe persistent headache, drowsiness, unexpected vomiting and partial loss of vision or hearing. It is important to see your GP if you develop a persistent and severe headache that does not appear to have any obvious cause, especially if you also have unexpected vomiting."

The symptoms of a brain tumour depend on how big it is and where it is in the brain. More information about brain tumours can be found via the NHS Choices Website.

Jessica’s mum, Lisa Mcloughlin added: "Jessica was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma in 2011 when she was only 3 years old. We searched home and abroad for a cure but we were devastated to learn that there had been no advances in treatment for DIPG in over 50 years. We havenow teamed up with the Brain Tumour Charity because we want to help to fund research into this area and we want to raise awareness of this debilitating disease which is so desperately underfunded."

To sponsor

Team Jessica you can do this by text or online: Text PMUD47 and your donation of £1,£2,£3,£4,£5, or £10 to 70070 or visit the funding raising page to find out more about Jessica’s story and sponsor the team.

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