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Great news in the fight against Cancer!
Not exactly Folding or 'puter related news! but, still fantastic news for all of us folders that fold for the cause not the points!!
Sir Bobby opens ₤2 Million Cancer research center

England coach Fabio Capello joined Robson at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle, to hand over £75,000 from the Football Association, which is on top of £1.2million already raised for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

The 76-year-old was diagnosed with the disease for a fifth time a year ago and he has dedicated much of that time to fighting the disease.
He was asked to try to raise £500,000 to equip a specialist trials centre and that target was reached in just seven weeks.


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The pair will meet at the launch of the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Research Trials Centre in Newcastle, a cause picked up by football fans from around the world.

Capello will hand over a £75,000 cheque on behalf of the Football Association in aid of the 76-year-old's foundation, which the former England boss has enthusiastically driven on despite being diagnosed with cancer, probably for the last time.
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Professor Ruth Plummer, Robson's oncologist, said: "Last year I asked Sir Bobby if he knew of any people who might like to help us raise the £500,000 we needed to equip this centre.

"In true fashion he did so much more than that by making a personal donation and setting up this charity to help us.

"Incredibly we raised the money required in just seven weeks and because of his commitment, and the fantastic ongoing donations and fundraising efforts, we've also been able to fund a training research nurse post with a special interest in skin cancer and a senior training fellowship doctor.
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Former players Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley were there to see Sir Bobby blow out candles on his cake two days after he turned 76.

Afterwards Shearer said: "He set out to raise half a million pounds and did that after seven weeks.

"They have gone on to raise £1.2 million, which is incredible, and he will continue working and continue generating success for the hospital."

England Manager Hails Robson's Courage
BBC News Press release


Just picked this up while scanning sporting life for Footy news!

OK, maybe I'm biased- Newcastle was where I was born and raised and I still consider it "Home" - Great City, great people, top notch University....
and the nightlife... indescribable.

Shame the lads have ben having such a tough few years

Hawaaay The Lads


*Goes to find a 6er of "The Dog" to Celebrate!
Edited by SpcCdr - 2/20/09 at 11:01am
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very nice!

i got a lot of respect for sir bobby. 5 times? thats crazy.

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Don't know the gent but still, 5 times, I wish him well!
    
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oh boy 5th time? hes not a giver upper ..that is cool.
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Add a little good news, my tri county area did a 2 day radiothon for Saint Judes Childrens Hospital and raised $70,000 in just 2 days, Tha is awsome and i think Saint Judes is one of the best cancer fighters out there if not the best. This restored some faith in humanity to raise that kind of money.
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Great to hear
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