Im Serena and I will be running 100k in October to help beat the overall target of 100,000 that will give Gemma the lifesaving treatment she needs. I'm not an avid runner so this will be a challenge for me - something that i'm more than willing to accept if it means we can get closer to that target!
I don't personally know Gemma but I have been following her story through instagram. It has really touched me and i feel that its only right that i do what i can to help, in any way possible. As a yachtie myself i know how fast paced, active and adventurous our lives are - something i'm sure is difficult for Gemma to be held back from.
The primary fundraising page for Gem is managed by Gemma Hulbert and Jayn Willis - Help Gem Beat Stage 4 Cervical Cancer!
*Gemma Hulbert and Jayn Willis*
After having a routine pap smear in October 2019, Super Yacht Stewardess Gem received the heartbreaking news that she had Stage 4 Cervical Cancer. Since then, she has had various surgeries and six cycles of aggressive 8hr infusions of chemotherapy, daily targeted radiotherapy, and brachytherapy.
Her next step is PEMBROLIZUMAB IMMUNOTHERAPY , this isn't available on the NHS but it is available privately at an exorbitant cost of £10,000 PER treatment. Gem's primary oncologist can do this treatment.
Gemma would have to have up to a maximum of 35 treatments (totaling 350k). This treatment is something that Gem and her family are desperate to try if enough money can be raised to pay for it.
The financial stress of her diagnosis has been incredibly difficult for both Gem and her family. As a yachtie, Gem has always been the first to donate to fundraisers onboard, sending messages to green stews who needed advice on getting into the industry or providing free floral training to stews in between chemo treatments. Now is the time for the yachting community to give back and help Gem fight off this cancer!
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Raised £80 from 3 donations
Raised £80 from 2 donations