BENEFITING: National Stroke Assn.
ORGANIZER: National Stroke Assn.
This year I am running the NYC Marathon on behalf of the Stroke Association. I am proud to be running my first marathon for such an important cause. As of today my furthest run ever is 10km (just over 6 miles) so I have a long journey ahead!
It would mean a great deal to me if you would consider supporting my individual fundraising efforts for stroke. If you do make a donation please include your name and make a suggestion of a track for me to add to my playlist on race day - this will remind me of your generous donation and help keep me motivated!
In the UK someone suffers a stroke every five minutes, it is the fourth largest cause of death and is a major cause of adult disability.
In Australia stroke kills more women than breast cancer and more men than prostate cancer. One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime
The money raised will go toward much needed research - for every cancer patient living in the UK, £295 is spent each year on medical research, compared with just £22 a year for every stroke patient.