Fourteen-year-old British sailor, Alex Hamel, competed in and won the America’s Cup Endeavor Hobie Wave Junior Regatta during the 35th America's Cup. Alex’s father, Chris, has been seriously ill since being diagnosed with bowel and liver cancer in 2015 and is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Hear from both of them on their journeys, and how through fundraising and donations from those who support them, Alex was able to travel to Bermuda to compete with her Dad looking on.
The Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF) was created by the world’s foremost cancer doctors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) to seek dramatic advances in the prevention, treatment and cures of all types of cancer. Toward the vision of a world free from the fear of cancer, CCF works to conquer this disease by funding breakthrough cancer research and sharing cutting-edge knowledge with patients and physicians worldwide, and by improving the quality of care and access to care, enhancing for the lives of all who are touched by cancer.
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