Tom Parker and his family are inviting Channel 4 to cover their lives and his battle with terminal brain cancer for a new documentary.
The 32-year-old boyband singer was diagnosed with a grade four glioblastoma last October, which doctors told him was “the worst case scenario.”
For this year’s Stand Up To Cancer, Tom, his wife Kelsey and their two children will document their efforts to remain positive and leave a legacy for Tom by staging a concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
Tom is planning a joyful event and will split proceeds between Stand Up To Cancer, the national fundraising campaign from Channel 4 and Cancer Research U, and The National Brain Appeal.
The cameras will follow Tom as he enlists famous friends to help him pull off the ambitious fundraiser, all while attempting to manage his diagnosis by exploring treatments and meeting fellow patients.
Tom said: “It’s been an emotional few months for me and my family, but I’m determined to both fight the disease and fight the terrible situation of the chronically low level of research that goes towards finding a cure and treatment for glioblastoma.
“In this documentary, as well as exploring the medical and human aspects of this disease, I am determined to raise awareness and raise as much money as we can through the concert to help advance crucial cancer research and develop new treatments.”
The documentary and the concert will air during Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer programming.