Chris Woollams & Lindsey Fealey
|“Chris Woollams and Lindsey Fealey totally applaud
the effort John is putting into this website. There
is too much overclaim and even misinformation on the
subject of alternative and complementary therapies
for cancer. The extremists in both camps (orthodox
and alternative) are doing cancer patients a huge
dis-service. We need more people like John, who can
put across accurately the truth about the benefits
and disadvantages of alternative and complementary
therapies in an honest and objective way. It is certainly
our ethos at CancerActive too.”
Chris Woollams was educated at Watford Grammar School
and Oxford University, where he read biochemistry. Subsequently,
he followed a successful career in the advertising world,
becoming the youngest ever chairman of a multi-national
corporation, at the age of 31. In 1986, he started his
own company, which was floated on the stock market in
1995. He retired a year later, to work as a management
In 2001, his daughter Catherine (then 22) was diagnosed
with a stage IV malignant brain tumour, and given just
6 months to live. Chris then devoted his life to trying
to save hers, and in so doing accidentally built a new
life for himself. In 2004, together with his cousin,
Lindsey Fealey, he founded the charity, CancerActive.
He now speaks all over the world on cancer prevention,
and has toured extensively in the UK, speaking at conferences,
hospitals, cancer clinics, cancer care groups, and schools.
Lindsey Fealey also has a business background, working
for a number of well-known companies before starting
her own PR and Event Management company in 2002. Soon
afterwards, she received a phone call from her cousin,
Chris Woollams, asking her to set up and edit Icon magazine, and to start
working with him for the benefit of cancer patients.
In 2004, they founded the charity CancerActive.
Now, she speaks with cancer sufferers and their supporters
every day. She says that her personal aim to is ensure
that all children are educated in ways that prevent
cancer, helping them become aware of the need to improve
their lifestyle through nutrition and exercise.