40 years ago a group of women set up the charitable foundation “Women on the Move Against Cancer”, or WOMAC. WOMAC is run by women all of whom work in the automotive industry. They raise funds which they use to support cancer charities, choosing a different one each year. This year we were thrilled when they chose the EHE Rare Cancer Charity after hearing the story of Isabelle Escoffey who lost her battle with EHE in February last year.
WOMAC’s main fundraising event is their annual party, which took place in London on 13th February. It was a really fantastic evening with over 200 people attending. Hugh Leonard, Chair of Trustees, had the chance to tell them a little about what the charity is achieving, and of course thanked them on behalf of our EHE Family across the globe. Unbelievably they presented the UK charity with a cheque at the end of the evening for £15,000!! Wow. These funds will be used to fund part of the PhD project that the charity is funding in Manchester, looking at how EHE effects the development of endothelial cells.
We want to pass on our thanks to everybody at WOMAC who was involved in making the night such a success. And just to show how brilliant these women are, Georgia Fox, Chair of WOMAC, will also be running in the London Landmarks Half Marathon in March as a member of the EHE54 team.