Sam Fitzsimmons, also known as Fitzy by his friends and family, sadly passed away from Ewing sarcoma on 16 May 2020, aged 23.
In his memory in June 2020, Sam’s family set up Fitzy’s Fund, a Special Fund of the Bone Cancer Research Trust, with the aim of raising vital funds for life-saving research into Ewing sarcoma and to remember forgotten cancers.
Sam was known for being a force of nature, and his family and friends are no different which is demonstrated in their amazing efforts to raise funds and awareness. In just 10 months they have raised an absolutely incredible £108,004.01 which is enough to fund two whole years of vital research!
Since Fitzy’s Fund was set up there has been everything from head shaves to bear crawling challenges with lots of running, walking and cycling challenges, and even burpees!
Sam’s family, shared with us the below video:
Kate Connor, Community Fundraising Manager at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, said:
The funds and awareness raised in just 10 months is truly incredible! On behalf of everyone at the Bone Cancer Research Trust, and all future patients and their families, I would like to say a massive thank you to Sam’s family and friends for all their support, because of their drive and determination to raise funds we really are on the cusp of finding new and better treatments for Ewing sarcoma.
To find out more about Fitzy’s Fund, please click below: