Some very sad news
The A-T Society is shocked and deeply saddened to learn that fundraiser Kevin Kennedy, who was enthusiastically preparing to ride the RideLondon 100 on behalf of the A-T Society, collapsed and died while out training for the event on Sunday.
Kevin, who was 48, was part of a group of six friends from Rickmansworth who had been training together since February for the 100 mile challenge event. He was married with two teenage sons. Like most of the group he had not been an active cyclist before taking it up again to raise funds for the Society. But he had thrown himself into the project with real gusto.
The thoughts and prayers of the A-T Society are with Kevin's wife and family.
Cutting Edge Research offers new hope
A research team headed by Professor Steve Jackson of the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge is planning to use state-of-the-art genetic technology to test a completely new approach to treating A-T and hereditary breast-cancer.
This technique, known as synthetic viability, has already shown promising results in the laboratory with conditions related to A-T. The research is being jointly funded by the A-T Society and the Thomas Appeal.
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