UCL Cancer Institute supporter Eddie O’Gorman wins Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award
8 November 2018
UCL wishes to extend their congratulations to Children with Cancer UK Founder Eddie O’Gorman OBE, who received a Pride of Britain Lifetime Achievement Award on November 6.
Following the passing of both his son and daughter to cancer, Eddie has devoted his life to fighting childhood cancer. He, alongside his wife Marion, began a small charity to raise money to fund Leukaemia research.
Today, Children with Cancer UK is a major force in paediatric oncology, based in Great Ormond Street, and has raised more than £230million, funding over 200 vital research projects into causes and treatment of childhood cancer.
Just over 10 years ago, Eddie O’Gorman, through Children with Cancer UK, helped establish the Paul O’Gorman building which houses UCL’s Cancer Institute in memory of their son.
The Institute opened its doors in 2007 and the £40 million Paul O’Gorman building is one of the largest and most prolific biomedical facilities in Europe. Children with Cancer UK continue to fund research into childhood leukaemia and acute myeloid leukaemia at UCL.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognises the far-reaching achievements on UK individuals, whose impact has reached a national or global scale. Eddie’s devotion to fighting childhood cancer makes him an incredibly worthy recipient of this award.
The most inspirational man.— Mirror TV (@MirrorTV) November 6, 2018
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