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Katy Cox and her dad are running the Cardiff half marathon and raising money for MDS UK!
Katy explains on her Virgin Money Giving Page the reasons why she has chosen to fundraise for us:
On October 6th myself and my amazing dad will be running Cardiff half marathon. We would love to raise money for an amazing charity who have provided incredible support for one of my best friends and her wonderful mum in their time of need.
MDS UK Patient Support state on their website - MDS stands for Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and it is a group of malignant blood disorders in which the bone marrow fails to produce healthy blood cells. It is a form of bone marrow cancer.
MDS UK Patient Support Group are not a huge charity which makes every penny even more special. They have been informative, friendly and kind charity helping every step of the way. Their charity brings together people all over the UK to create an amazing network of people to help one another through a frightening and unknown journey.
As well as this signing up to donate bone marrow would be an incredible gesture to anyone diagnosed with MDS as you being a bone marrow match could save their life.
We are immensely grateful to Katy and her incredible dad for their drive and commitment, and to their friends and family for their generosity which will make a great difference to patients. Let's help Katy attain her fundraising target of £150!
About Cardiff Half Marathon
Taking place on on Sunday 6 October 2019, Cardiff Half Marathon takes runners past the capital’s most iconic landmarks with beautiful scenery and historic buildings.
The race starts outside Cardiff Castle and runners then head down past Cardiff City Stadium on the way to Penarth. They take in the glorious Penarth Marina before crossing the barrage and heading to Cardiff Bay. Runners run right through the heart of the bay taking in the Norwegian Church and Wales Millennium Centre.
The course then heads towards the north of the city and runners will complete a loop of the beautiful Roath Park Lake before the grandstand finish in the heart of the city at the Civic Centre.
The race, sponsored by Cardiff University, is not only the UK’s second largest half marathon, it is Wales’ largest road race and Wales’ largest multi-charity fundraising event.