Fighting breast cancer through groundbreaking research and physical therapies
We recently funded cutting edge research into circulating breast cancer cells that helps detect cancer resurgence early, when it's still treatable.
Fiona Flower Fund
Dr. Robin Howe
Robin, Fiona's husband and a founding Trustee, is an audio engineer and personal trainer.
Fiona was bubbly, smart and funny, an incredibly hard worker who also knew how to have fun. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a double mastectomy, but still came back to compete in swimming and triathlon. Sadly she died in 2012 after a 10 year battle, but her memory lives on in the huge number of friends she left behind and the fun, sporting challenges we fundraise through. All the money supports causes close to her heart.
Through fun, sporting and adventure challenges (often with a twist and social) we fund cutting edge breast cancer research and physical therapy to help patients get back on their feet.
IRREPLACEABLE WIFE, EXTRAORDINARY MUM AND TOWERING INSPIRATION TO US ALL. OUR LITTLE BUNDLE OF FUN WHO LEAVES AN UNFEASIBLY LARGE HOLE.
2012 - After a 10 year fight with breast cancer, Fiona sadly died in April.
2012 - Mike, Chris and Robin establish the Fiona Flower Fund.
2013 - The Fiona Flower Fund grows to include over 300 members and raises over £10,000 in its first year.
2014 - £10,000 used to support cutting edge research into circulating cancer cells led by Dr. Jeremy Braybrooke and Mr. Ajay Sahu at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and physical therapies to help mastectomy patients recover after surgery.
2015 - International challenges including London to Paris cycle and London marathon raise over £10,000.
Michael, Fiona's eldest son and a founding Trustee, is a Neurologist in the NHS.