I will be running the London Marathon in April 2016 for The Pituitary Foundation.
Why am I crazy enough to be doing this?
- My Dad suffered a brain tumour in 2008, and whilst going through radiotherapy, his pituitary gland was 'zapped' by mistake and killed off.
- Although he is 'well' from his brain tumour, he now lives every day on a concoction of pills, injections and gels to give him replacement hormones that his pituitary gland cannot make. Without the crazy amount of medication he has to take daily, he would die.
- The Pituitary Foundation are a small charity. Their funding is tiny compared to many charities, and I want to make a difference and give them the airtime and awareness that they deserve. They only get 1 place in the London Marathon every 5 years, which is ridiculous. I'm proud to be doing this for them.
- Over 50,000 people in the UK have a rare pituitary disorder, and it makes life incredibly hard. Imagine living life without hormones? No. I can't either. But over 50,000 people have to.
Over the next 10 months, I will be training hard for the end goal..the London Marathon, and will have a number of challenges along the way, including Run or Dye and the Bournemouth Half Marathon. There will also be a number of exciting fundraisers on the way, including things to do with my music.
This video explains it all much better than I can in a blog post.
Thank you xxx