10th August, 2014 (Leeds, UK)
Street Food Business Idea During Cancer Treatment Now A Reality
Two-time cancer survivor, Carl Denning, is beating the odds and providing inspiration to people through a successful street food business he started.
His business, Market Wraps, has been serving food on the street since 2011, but whilst he was on chemo, took the time in bed to write a business plan for young start up companies and was successful in his application. With this, Carl Denning can now use his street food business in Leeds not just to turn his attention on something more positive than cancer, but also can use his business to fight back. “We organised a street food event with some friends to bring more awareness for Pancreatic cancer and collect money for the charity“.
In addition to serving food at the Leeds farmers market, the plans for the future will be to use Market Wraps to bring more awareness to Pancreatic Cancer and collect more money for the charity.
Born and raised in Leeds, Denning has been defeating the odds since 2012, when he was first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which statically has a 3% survival rate, this has not changed in the past 20 years. He underwent a Whipple procedure, which is considered one of the biggest operations possible, and has twice gone through chemotherapy, when the cancer came back. Due to new technology, his tumour count has gone down to normal. His diagnosis has not slowed the pursuit of following his dreams. He is still doing everything has wanted to do, “I now appreciate each day more than i have ever have done and with Market Wraps I feel I can now fight back.” said Carl Denning.
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