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On the 21 APRIL 2018 Alastair Day run The Fox Ultra 42K and, on the back of it, is fundraising for MDS UK.
Alastair is an MDS patient and also an experienced runner, who has many kilometres under his belt! We are lucky to have him as our supporter.
He tells us about his experience:
My path to an MDS diagnosis is perhaps unusual. Three years ago I noticed that could not feel the top of my left foot and a visit to the GP plus a blood test resulted in an appointment at the local hospital. After further tests, they referred me to KCH. I am currently in a low-risk category and have monthly blood tests and regular checks at KCH.
I have always tried to keep fit with running, cycling, sailing and hiking. This year, I celebrate forty years of running with the Hash House Harriers (a worldwide non-competitive social running club - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hash_House_Harriers) and have nearly reached a total of two hundred Parkruns (http://www.parkrun.com). Running my first trail marathon was a natural progression as I try to run at least 50km in a normal week.
I am pleased to have had the opportunity to raise funds for MDS UK Patient Support Group and my entry in the Fox Marathon has so far raised more than GBP 500.
Alastair before the run, with his fellow runners
Alastair after the race, with his medal at the finish line
We are immensely grateful to Alastair for thinking of us, and full of admiration for his determination and stamina.
THANKS A MILLION TO HIM, HIS FRIENDS AND SPONSORS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY!!
Thanks to Alastair and other supporters like him we are able to support MDS patients and their loved ones at those critical moments when anxiety strikes. We provide a 1-2-1 helpline opened 5 days a week, organise local meetings and maintain an updated website and Facebook Group, among other activities.