Prestbury businessman Marcello DiStefano is participating in an ambitious campaign to raise £1million for The Christie.
The funds will be used to introduce a new mobile chemotherapy unit for The Christie, enabling patients to receive treatment closer to home.
The managing director of Manchester’s San Carlo restaurant will join a group of leading North West businessmen in a ruthless cycling challenge between 14th and 18th September as part of their ‘On The Road to Recovery’ campaign.
The campaign, which started in April this year, includes a series of fundraising activities. The biggest feat of them all is the ‘On the Road’ cycle challenge, which will see a team of local business leaders tackle five iconic stages of the Tour De France back to back, covering 650km over the course of five days. There has been £140,000 donated to the cause so far.
Marcello said: “It’s been a fantastic campaign to be involved with so far, and I’m proud to be contributing to The Christie. The hospital provides valuable support to cancer patients in theNorth Westand mobile chemotherapy units will help it to deliver care much closer to the patient’s home.”
Dr Andrew Wardley, clinical lead for chemotherapy at The Christie, said; “This is an incredible challenge so huge thanks to the guys for their efforts.
The mobile chemotherapy unit will be a great benefit to patients allowing them to have The Christie experience of specialised care and the best outcomes delivered close to where they live. It will make an enormous difference.
The best of luck to everyone joining this campaign – all money raised will help cancer patients throughout Greater Manchester.”
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