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Thursday, January 05, 2017

The test is go

And thanks to all of you who helped make it possible. Now let's hope that it works.
We are proud to be able to tell you that your fantastic efforts have helped us smash the target we set in 2013 of £470,000. In fact, between 1 June 2013 and 7 December 2016, a total of £521,563 has been received by KCL for the Crohn's MAP test.

We want to thank everyone for their amazing efforts, including those of you who have tirelessly continued collecting regular sums to contribute. The total includes a fantastic sum of £47,000 which was received from supporters in the USA this August.

Finally, let us pay a special tribute to Helen Higgs who dedicated her life to raising funds for the cause. In particular, for two fundraising balls, the most recent of which raised in the region of £10,000. Tragically, Helen has passed away, but she will always be remembered for everything she contributed to raising the funds to provide the MAP test.

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18 Comments:

Blogger David The Good January 05, 2017 5:26 PM  

Excellent. I have two friends with Crohn's. It's an ugly and debilitating disease I would love to see stamped out.

It also sounds like Helen died having accomplished more than most.

Blogger WarKicker January 05, 2017 5:28 PM  

Praying for success. I have several colleagues and patients who could benefit tremendously from this.

Anonymous Stickwick January 05, 2017 5:30 PM  

Glad to hear it. Prayers and best wishes for success.

Anonymous Glacierman January 05, 2017 5:48 PM  

Have a good friend and neighbour down the block who's 24 year old daughter was healed of Crohn's just a few months ago at the local Healing Rooms. Changed and revolutionized this young woman's life and that of her family. Miracles and healings are awesome!!! Thank you Jesus!!!!!

Anonymous loveThyFellow January 05, 2017 5:55 PM  

Good to hear.

Anonymous Zion's Paladin January 05, 2017 6:49 PM  

Awesome. Here's praying that Crohn's gets wiped out.

As an aside Vox, do you know if they plan on doing any more fund raising towards this?

Anonymous Dan January 05, 2017 8:27 PM  

I am predicting that @Cernovich loses his twitter within 24 hours. He is poking BLM hard and no doubt triggering @Jack.

Blogger Josh (the gayest thing here) January 05, 2017 8:42 PM  

Outstanding

Blogger The Kurgan January 05, 2017 9:34 PM  

Good news is good.

Anonymous Icicle January 05, 2017 9:34 PM  

One, two,
poo the loo.

Three, four,
pain no more.

Anonymous MendoScot January 05, 2017 9:53 PM  

As with so much that we do, this is just the first step.

Stay strong and focussed, and never forget what you know to be true.

Anonymous BBGKB January 05, 2017 10:33 PM  

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http://www.activistpost.com/2017/01/new-90-day-rat-study-destroys-corporate-gmo-propaganda.html

Anonymous URL IRL January 05, 2017 11:10 PM  

Glad to hear it

Anonymous BBGKB January 05, 2017 11:29 PM  

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Anonymous Jack Amok January 06, 2017 1:12 AM  

Glad to hear it, the New Year is off to so many fantastic starts.

Anonymous Lana January 06, 2017 10:56 AM  

Great news!! Hopefully it's a smashing success.

Blogger James Dixon January 06, 2017 12:26 PM  

Excellent news. It might even make your having worn a tutu worthwhile.

Blogger szook January 06, 2017 2:25 PM  

Good news, thanks for highlighting this.

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