Prudential Professor

Jerry Brown cyclingOur very own Professor Jerry Brown is cycling the Prudential 100 on 2nd August 2015. The Prudential 100 is a 100 mile ride from London out into Surrey then back into London going up the infamous Box Hill, roughly following the route used for the road race in the 2012 Olympics. Prof hopes to do this in about six and a half hours, but says, “I have never ridden such a distance before so this will be a real challenge.“.

Prof says he would be happy to raise £500 for his Breathing Matters research projects, but we think he can do even better than that!

It’s been very hot training over the past few weeks.  Some of you may have seen Prof practising his skills at the Velodrome at Cyclotopia – some of us were quite impressed, but don’t tell him that!

Money raised will help find better ways of treating bronchiectasis. Bronchiectasis is a disease that causes chronic lung infection that affects about 100,000 people in the UK of all ages, but is scandalously under-researched. Hence we really don’t know much about how the disease develops or the best way to treat sufferers to prevent them from feeling ill all the time and to stop them developing progressive disease that eventually causes death, a situation that researchers at University College London are tackling with Breathing Matters support.  The money raised will be used to purchase vital laboratory equipment required for analysing samples from patients with bronchiectasis, and so allow us to learn more about the disease and identify new treatments.

It’s a cliche, but please do dig deep to help Prof carry out vital research into bronchiectasis!

You can donate via his Justgiving Page –http://bit.ly/1HD6wnc