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On May the 20th, 2018 Helen Wilson run the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon and raised funds for MDS UK Patient Support Group. She says:
Yesterday, I ran the Liverpool Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon for MDS UK and what a fantastic experience it was! Thousands of runners were there, the sun was shining, the music was playing, the crowds were cheering and the atmosphere was amazing. The route took us around the lovely city of Liverpool, out to Sefton Park and then along the River Mersey to complete the 13.1 miles. What a great feeling it was to cross the finish line!
Congratulations to Helen on her amazing achievement!!!
Previously she told us about her apprehension, been a bit of an unexperienced runner:
Encouraged by my 20 year-old daughter, Heather, I only started running last summer and so the half marathon is a big challenge for me! I’m feeling quite apprehensive but also excited - it's going to be a great event with a fantastic atmosphere!
My mum was diagnosed with MDS in 2012 but we had never heard of it before. MDS UK gave us helpful information and advice when we didn't really know where to turn. Sadly, we lost my lovely mum to MDS a year later but it gives us some comfort to know that MDS UK is striving to help people with MDS and their families.
We are incredibly grateful to Helen and all her friends and sponsors for their support. She has raised £455.00 so far (Total plus Gift Aid: £527.50), smashing her initial target!
Thanks to people like Helen we are able to help 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. Thanks for making this possible.