Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust

Camborne RFC are proud to be hosting the Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust 7’s Day on Saturday May 13th 2017.

The club has hosted several Charity matches for important causes over the past few season and this event will be right up their with the best of them.
With 7’s being played from 11am (until approximately 5pm), a Legends 10-a-side match, entertainment for the kids, Raffles, an Auction followed by live music (in Cornwall’s premier sports clubhouse), it promises to be another superb day at the REC.

Admission is £5 with under 16’s FREE (when accompanied by an adult).
Full details; https://www.facebook.com/events/2260589470833653/

Lets make Charity the real winner as we suport another worthwhile cause!

Here’s what it’s all about;

Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust

To give you some background, Jacob Maloy was a talented young rugby player and had been selected at County level. He was just beginning his first year of Colts rugby in September 2015, when his illness cruelly stopped him playing due to pain in his leg. Unfortunately Jacob was diagnosed with osteosarcoma (bone cancer) at the end of Dec 2015 and he underwent several operations, alongside gruelling treatment for many months. He fought his battle with courage to the end, but sadly Jacob passed away on the 31st October 2016, aged just 17 years old.

Osteosarcoma is most common in teenagers and young adults. Due to the rarity of osteosarcoma and the symptoms being easily mistaken for other conditions (such as sports injuries, growing pains or arthritis), it is very difficult to diagnose.
Many sufferers are unaware of the possibility of cancer and experience pain and other symptoms for a long time before going to see their doctor. These factors combined mean that it can take a long time to be seen by the appropriate specialist and start treatment.

There is a need to increase awareness of osteosarcoma in order to reduce the time taken for a patient to be diagnosed and begin their treatment – early diagnosis is a crucial factor in improving outcomes for sufferers. A significant number have secondary cancer spread at diagnosis and unfortunately this was the case for Jacob.

Jacobs’s parents are devastated to lose their son, but are passionate about setting up a charity in his name, the Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust, to raise the profile of this insidious disease and raise funds for research.

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