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21 October 2008
The 13th Annual Adam Dealey Golf Day
HemelToday.co.uk - Thousands raised in memory of 10 year old Adam...

The family of a 10 year old boy who died from a rare cancer has raised £250,000 after founding a national charity in his name.  Adam Dealey lived life 'as if he knew he'd only be here for a short time', according to dad John Dealey who lost his youngest son to Ewing Sarcoma 13 years ago.  The lively South Hill School pupil from Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead, was an avid sportsman who 'would not sit still' until he was struck with the disease in 1994.  Adam's discomfort was misdiagnosed as growing pains, a pulled muscle and fluid, before doctors eventually discovered he was suffering from bone cancer.  Mr Dealey said: "People with Ewings are mostly diagnosed incorrectly and, as in Adams case, it's very often too late.  "He had emergency surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy and they thought they had got rid of all of it, but he had a scan in the April and they just told us that there was nothing they could do."  Adam died three months later on July 15, 1995.

Mr Dealey, 59, his wife Marian, 55, and their son Justin, 27, have since worked tirelessly to help families in similar circumstances.  Their objective is raise awareness of the disease, that affects around 50 children and young people in the UK each year, and prompt more cases of early diagnosis.  The Adam Dealey Foundation works in partnership with the Bone Cancer Research Trust, of which Mr Dealey is deputy chair.  Together they staged the first Bone Cancer Awareness Week in June this year and huge fundraising efforts have been made in Adam's name, from football tournaments hosted by Comets, to sponsorship from Mr Dealey's employer, Virgin Management.

The foundation's annual golf day and gala dinner, held in St Albans on Friday, October 10, raised a staggering £18,800 and took the charity's fundraising total to a quarter of million pounds.  Mr Dealey said: "Adam was always on the go and wouldn't sit still.  "It's as if he knew he'd only be here for a short time and he put everything in to whatever he was doing.  "The disease took him so quickly, we had no idea that he could have something so serious.  "Families in that position can feel completely and utterly lost, but the work we do and support we offer can bring them some comfort."

21 July 2008
13th Adam Dealey Golf Day 2008 Announced!

The Annual Golf Day event has been announced and will take place on Friday 10th October and it so happens that on Sunday 12th October the inaugural Royal Parks Half Marathon  is taking place in London and this has therefore been christened The Adam Dealey Fundraising weekend.  Click here for details.

4 April 2008
Website Re-developed!

UNiCRON STUDiOS has updated and overhauled the website appearance and performance.

20 December 2004
Guest Book Re-developed!

The Adam Dealey Foundation guest book, hit counter within the website has been re-developed, thanks to Matt Gibson & Marcus Quinn.

28 October 2004
Website Facelift!

The Adam Dealey Foundation web site has had a facelift and we hope you like it.

The website was designed and is maintained by UNiCRON STUDiOS, which is run by Marcus Quinn.  George Quinn contacted John Dealey and wanted to help after reading an article within the local newspaper regarding Adam.

9 September 2004
The 9th Annual Adam Dealey Golf Day

The event was a great susses, raising more money than last year and meeting so many more new faces. John & Marian would like to take this opportunity of thanking everyone involved for their support and help in making Adam's 9th Golf Day the success it has now become......

20 April 2003
Thank you...

John and Marion Dealey would like to thank everybody involved in the many functions, which have been performed through out this past year. Without your help we would not be able to continue funding the research going on at the various universities and organizations. John has said "although my time is limited, I hope to meet you all in person at some point to thank you for your most welcome contributions".

September 2000
Extract from local press!

The fifth annual Adam Dealey Golf day held at Shendish Manor Golf Club was a big success. It is hoped that next years event will bring the total money raised over the £100,000 barrier. Adam whose parents John and Marian Dealey have worked tirelessly, not only to keep his memory alive, but also to help families in similar circumstances.

The fifth annual Adam Dealey golf day, held on Friday the first of September at Shendish Manor, raised a staggering £10,074 for the fund. A total of 22 teams took part with some competitors travelling from Scotland and Switzerland. Wasps and England rugby star Lawrence Dallaglio and former England rugby player Damien Hockley were members of the Choice Discount Store team from Essex. The winners were Swallow Antiques from the Southend area. The Paul O'Rilly All-stars from Sarratt, (will publish photo soon) finished second and included Adam's uncle Paul O'Rilly second right...

A dinner-disco presentation followed the event, attended by more than 150 people. The highlight was a prize draw for two Virgin tickets to St. Lucia - donated by Richard and Joan Branson - plus accommodation for two for a fortnight at Orange Grove courtesy of Resorts International.

Adam's brother Justin made a fine auctioneer as he auctioned items which included a signed Arsenal football, a West Ham shirt and a signed England rugby ball, but no-one managed to win the Vauxhall car with a hole-in-one. The cash will go to the United Children's Cancer Study Group to promote research and treatment of Ewing Sarcoma, which claimed Adam's life. The total cash raised so far is now well over £90,000. In the past few months a further £30,000 has been handed over to the UKCCSG as well as £1,000 to the Keetch Children's Hospice in Luton, to supply toys. Adam's family have thanked everyone who supported the event and donated prizes, especially the Branson family and Tom Concannon, manager at Shandish Manor.

A further massive annual golf event is planed for next year, mid September (watch this space). Marian and John Dealey would love to hear from anyone wishing to sponsor future events.

15 June 2000
Extract from The Herald Express!

Extract from The Herald Express, Thursday June 15th 2000.

A fund set up in memory of Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead schoolboy Adam Dealey is set to continue with it's fundraising endeavours in conjunction with other Childhood Cancer Charities, to assist with the funding and research going on throughout the world. The Adam Dealey Fund, now known as The Adam Dealey Foundation for Ewing Sarcoma, was started by John and Marion Dealey after their 10-year-old son Adam lost his struggle against the rare Bone Cancer known as Ewing Sarcoma.

Since Adam's death in 1995, events held in his memory have helped to raise more than £80,000 to fund research and treatment into Childhood Cancer. One of these is the annual fund raising event held at Adam's school each year. Where a trophy, donated by John and Marian Dealey is awarded to the most improved pupil. The aim of the charity is to raise awareness of this rare cancer throughout the world and assist research centres with funding, one of whom is the UKCCSG at Leicester. The fund recently donated £30,000 to the United Kingdom Children's Cancer Group and a further £1,000 has gone to Keech Cottage Children's Hospice in London, the only children's hospice in the area.

4 April 2000
Adam Dealey Foundation Website!

George Quinn with the help of his son Marcus have offered theirs services by creating the www.adamdealey.org website.

21 October 1999
Extract from The Herald Express!

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Cured! - Helen Moore, Denbigh North Wales

More Good News... Some of you out there may be wondering if there is a cure for Ewing sarcoma?, and has anybody ever come out of it? The answer to your question is yes and yes.

Helen Moore, Denbigh North Wales is one of the many children who have been cured, and she is still going strong to day. Helen's parents were told at the time that her condition may be due to growing pains to trapped muscle tissue!

To get a better idea of what happened with Helen, why not send her an email at the following address: h.moore@kudos.co.uk, we will continue to give out information, allowing you to get the story first hand.

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