MDS Patient Support Group Charity

"Bearcat Running Club is working hard to raise funding and awareness for the MDS Patient Support Group charity. The Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), a cancer which is sometimes referred to as bone marrow failure, are a group of diseases in which the production of blood cells by the bone marrow is faulty. The only cure available for a small number of eligible patients diagnosed with the disease is a bone marrow transplant. MDS Patient Support Group is a small charity which offers support and information to patients and families and campaigns to increase the quality of life and make treatments available. Their ultimate goal is to find a less drastic cure than a bone marrow transplant but to achieve this they will need enormous financial support.