Craig Hancock

Craig's 4 half's in 4 days

Fundraising for Epilepsy Research Institute UK
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We are radically advancing research to achieve a life free from epilepsy


In July 2020 my nephew Solomon, aged 4 at the time, had his first seizure and was subsequently diagnosed with Epilepsy.

There are 600,000 people in the UK living with epilepsy and 21 epilepsy related deaths a week. There are 40 different types of seizures and 30% of people with epilepsy live with seizures that cannot be controlled with medication.

18 months on from his first seizure, Solomon is living with uncontrolled seizures that have mental, physical, emotional and cognitive effects on him daily.

Epilepsy is unpredictable, epilepsy is complex, epilepsy is so diverse and constantly changing.

Our brains are amazing things but if there is a sudden uncontrolled electrical disturbance in the brain (seizure) then it can cause changes in behaviour, feelings and levels of consciousness that can totally turn your world upside down.

65% of those with epilepsy have an unknown cause and and there is no cure for epilepsy which is why research is so important. Please join in supporting in any way you can this cause close to my heart

Despite my dislike and lack of physique for running, I've decided to push my body through its limits and run 4 half marathons in 4 days from the 17th-20th March 2022. I will be running 13.1 miles per day and finish at the Hampton Court Palace Half on the 20th March.

About the charity

The Epilepsy Research Institute’s mission is to radically advance research for the 1 in 100 people living with epilepsy. A life free from epilepsy is possible. But only through research.

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