Wembley cancer survivor, 16, leads fundraising charity walk
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A teenage boy from Wembley who has survived lymphoma took the lead at a fundraising walk for a cancer charity on Saturday night.
Cory Hall, 16, an aspiring footballer who has recently started at Brentford Football Club Academy, was joined by his brother Pierre, eight, and mum Brenda at the sponsored Stand Up To Cancer walk in London.
More than 2,000 people joined the event which took in iconic landmarks including the Shard, the Globe Theatre and Tate Modern before heading across the Millennium Bridge into the City of London, passing St Paul’s Cathedral, the Bank of England and the Tower of London.
The walk took place simultaneously in 15 UK cities was part of, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
The charity funds vital research which will get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.
Cory was diagnosed with B cell lymphoma (cancer of the lymph glands) when he was nine and underwent seven months of gruelling chemotherapy treatment.
He has since been given a clean bill of health with doctors telling him they are 99.9 per cent sure the cancer will not return.
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Brenda Ramtahal, Cory’s mother, said: “We are so proud of Cory.
“He has big dreams of becoming a professional footballer and really lives life to the fullest.
“We are supporting Stand Up To Cancer because we understand first-hand how important it is to fund more research so we can help find cures.”
Cory will join forces with pop superstar Nicole Scherzinger and sing to millions of TV viewers as part of the Stand Up To Cancer Children’s Choir on the live Channel 4 show this Friday.
For more information and to get involved visit standuptocancer.org.uk.