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3 11, 2017

Working with INFECT

2017-11-03T22:13:08+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Latest News|

We are proud to be a partner of INFECT. This EU project aims at applying a systems medicine approach to elucidate the complex host and pathogen signatures that dictate severe bacterial soft tissue infections. INFECT aims to substantially contribute to the systems understanding of the pathophysiology of highly lethal destructive soft tissue infections, i.e. necrotizing [...]

31 10, 2017

Fundraising!

2017-10-31T12:46:49+00:00 October 31st, 2017|Awareness, Fundraising|

A huge thank you and well done to Tim Ogdon, who has raised £1456.25 for our charity! Tim showed superhuman strength by completing 3 half-marathons this year in memory of his brother Jonathan, who tragically took his life after his battle with NF. Another terrible reminder of why we must continue to raise awareness and [...]

14 10, 2017

Science Daily discuss how 2 Group A Strep Genes link to NF

2017-10-14T12:02:14+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Awareness|

Group A Streptococcus bacteria cause a variety of illnesses that range from mild nuisances like strep throat to life-threatening conditions including pneumonia, toxic shock syndrome and the flesh-eating disease formally known as necrotizing fasciitis. The life-threatening infections occur when the bacteria spread underneath the surface of the skin or throat and invade the underlying soft [...]

6 10, 2017

What Are Flesh-Eating Bacteria, And How Do You Fight Them?

2017-10-06T21:24:10+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Latest News|

National Geographic have recently published an article on how science is working at fighting NF. Read the full story here. DISCLAIMER We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation (including our professional network); do not support any advertising found in these links. The wording used, though helpful in raising awareness of necrotising fasciitis, is used in [...]

6 10, 2017

Texas Floods Cause NF Death

2017-10-06T21:15:34+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Latest News|

The New York times have published a story on how a woman contracted NF and died from the recent Texas floods. The full, tragic story can be found here DISCLAIMER We at The Lee Spark NF Foundation (including our professional network); do not support any advertising found in these links. The wording used, though helpful [...]

31 07, 2017

Running 10k for Dave Green!

2017-08-01T11:33:36+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Event, Latest News|

On 8th July 2017, we had a 12 strong team running a 10k in Leeds for the Dave Green Memorial Run. Dave passed away suddenly in 2008 from necrotising fasciitis leaving all his family and friends in shock. Remembering him in this way is a great tribute and will continue to make this an annual event [...]

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