Running for Health and Wellbeing Research @SwanseaUni

Running for Research

Running for Health and Wellbeing Research @SwanseaUni
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This project received pledges on Thu 18 Jul 2019

I'm running my 1st Half Marathon event to Raise money for Research

If you can, please sponsor me, all donations will go towards sponsoring medical research at Swansea University. Providing Seed-Corn grants to young researchers and grants to final year medical students.

About me

I love running, having only taken it up recently to get fit, squeezing in training between my daughter's dance and son's swimming classes. I work in the Sustainability team at Swansea University and really care about the future of our communities and the planet. 

My story

So far I've clocked up the Swansea Bay 10k event and Mumbles triathlon. Now I'm looking for the next challenge, so a 21k/13 mile half marathon seems like a good step up and I'm hoping to do a good time too!

I previously raised money for Cancer Research UK in 2015 when running my first 10k. Now I'm hoping to support the Medical School at Swansea University which is ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and 2nd for overall research quality. They apply an interdisciplinary approach to research and innovation, so I know any donations will help make a difference to global health and wellbeing.

Sadly over 90% of patients die within five years of diagnosis of lung cancer despite it being the most common cancer type worldwide. Georgina Menzies a Swansea University student has undertaken research on the Spectroscopy for early lung cancer diagnosis. Georgina's research aims to develop a simple, cost effective and non-invasive test to be used at point-of-care to facilitate early detection of lung cancer.

Where will the money go?

  • Your gift will directly support Medical Research at Swansea University, .
  • Find out more here: Link

Find me here

FacebookTwitter or STRAVA for regular updates during my fundraising campaign.  "Follow me to find out how I'm getting on!"

If you sponsor me I'll send you my live tracker on Strava so you can see my run via GPS as I progress (hopefully :-)

Help us succeed!

  • You don't need to give money to help me succeed! Please share my crowd funder with anyone you think would support me – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
  • I know I said you don't need to give money to help me, but I'd love it if you could! Please sponsor me and help make this happen.