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Raising awareness for Thymic Cancer

The past month has been tinged with mix of emotions following the unbelievable success of the third Wendy's Thymic Fundraiser as detailed in my previous blog.  If you did not read this it can be found on my website http://www.SarahBennettGolf.co.uk When I chatted with Wendy about the legacy she wanted to leave behind her primary focus was to prevent others from suffering the mass of uncertainty and invasive treatment she endured surrounding this aggressive cancer.

The fact there was only One Specialist in the UK three years ago who upon the diagnosis said there was no specific targeted treatment at this time. The same chemotherapy was used for lung cancer sadly which Wendy had an anaphylactic reaction. The surgery had not been performed previously so having to deal with the physical and psychological barriers was immense. Read More

Wendys Thymic Fundraiser

I can't quite believe the third Wendy's Thymic Fundraiser was held this year at Colchester GC with the goal of funding the first ever research analysis into Thymic Tumours worldwide.

The fundraising all started with a meeting and visit to Guys Cancer centre in London 2018 where I met the "Prof" this is how Wendy addressed her first consultant. He was joined by a top Italian thoracic surgeon Dr Bille and Japanese pathologist Nonaka Daisuke. I was showed around the research lab with an explanation of how they would be using any funding to investigate any DNA abnormalities within the cells. I could never have envisaged the extent as to how the project which has been self lead with my Treasurer Helen Muir could have developed. Read More

Ryder Cup Experience

The Ryder Cup experience has to be the pinnacle of the golfing career of both USA & European players, the recreational golfer plus this very happy former Tour player and now full time Coach.

I was absolutely delighted to have received an official invitation to the long awaited 2020 Ryder Cup at the spectacular Whistling Straits Golf course overlooking the magnificent Lake Michigan. The invitation was a total surprise but with the necessary volume of paperwork and testing prior to the event I was not letting myself become too excited at the prospect of attending my first ever Ryder Cup in the States with the additional honour as part of the official European Tour Ryder Cup party. This role entailed assisting with the matches as "rules observer" which has to be the greatest privilege and responsible positions I have undertaken within my playing arena. Read More