Help Promo Zo smash £2,000 with her Skydive for The Lymphoma Association
Promo Zo is a certified D&B insider: Kane FM / Bassdrive broadcaster, promoter and artist liaison for some of the scene’s most longstanding events, she’s been behind the scenes of many key D&B moments… Including our very first Drum&BassArena album way back in 2000!
Zoe has also recovered from Hodgkins Lymphoma and experienced a year of chemo recovery that you wouldn’t wish on your own enemy.
To celebrate her new, completely re-energised look on life she’s jumping out of a plane later this week… And hopes to raise as much money and awareness for The Lymphoma Association as possible. If it wasn’t for them, her year of cancer hell would have been even worse.
“I just want to make people think,” she explains. “And to be honest I feel pretty fearless having gone through the last year… Why not jump out of a plane?”
Before Zoe noticed the symptoms, she’d never heard of lymphoma, yet it’s one of the most prevalent strands of cancer among under 30s: on average someone is diagnosed with it every 40 minutes. Zoe found that The Lymphoma Association was the only real source of information and support during much of her treatment.
In fact she’d found the charity long before she was diagnosed with the disease: after a misdiagnosis from her GP, persisting with a second opinion and weeks of limbo waiting for a hospital consultant to return from holiday (no, really), she’d already correctly diagnosed her symptoms: a swollen gland on her collarbone, lower back pain, tiredness and itchy skin.
“I knew it was something to worry about,” explains Zoe. “The first doctor told me it was nothing to worry about but I wasn’t having it; that’s why I do the door and artist liaison – I won’t have any bullshit! So, like anyone else on the internet, I started to research and diagnose myself. If it wasn’t for the Lymphoma Association than I would have been lost; They were really helpful and the only real source of clarity.”
Fast forward: Zoe is cured with the cancer in full remission. And she wants to do everything she can for the charity who provided support alongside her family and friends. Her original target was £1000 but, with the help of key support from the likes of Andy C, Pascal, 2Shy, Lowqui, Delta Heavy, Ulterior Motive and many more scene figures, she’s smashed that target… To the point her campaign was in the top 3 per cent of JustGiving campaigns in September!
Her jump was scheduled for last Friday but was scuppered by wind speeds. She’s rescheduled the jump for this Friday October 10, weather permitting.
Head to her JustGiving page, drop a comment of support and wish her luck!
Most importantly: visit The Lymphoma Association page for full details on Lymphoma and how you can spot it at its earliest stages.