Fundraising remembrance walk for Northaw mum
PUBLISHED: 08:02 17 September 2011
A FUNDRAISING walk in memory of a mother from Northaw will take place this weekend.
The 5km stroll will be held at Trent Park in Cockfosters on Sunday in memory of Fiorina Elliot, a mum-of-three from Vineyards Road.
Fiorina died in September 2009 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 57.
The walk will mark the two-year anniversary of her death.
Even before her death, her family – husband Peter, daughter Marianne and twin sons Mark and Ronnie – had begun collecting money to help fund pancreatic cancer research.
They set up the charity Fund 221, in association Dr Guiseppe Fusai from the Royal Free Hospital in London, who treated Fiorina.
Such has been the response that Fund 221 has already raised more than £40,000 for cancer research at the Royal Free and University College London.
“Last year we raised about £1,600 for essential research into pancreatic cancer and we’re hoping to do the same this time,” said Peter.
“Fiorina was a people’s person. Everyone loved her.
“To inspire a surgeon to take the time to found a charity, even when he’s incredibly busy, just shows how special she was.”
The walk at Trent Park will be held between 10am and 3pm.
Entry costs £10 for adults and £2.50 for children. All proceeds go to Fund 221.
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