In April 2018, I will run the London Marathon for the hospital that saved my life and gave me life after a brain tumour diagnosis in 2015. To kick start the training and fundraising officially I am running a 10km this Sunday, in a Santa suit, and need to raise a minimum of 100 pounds. All contributions however small are hugely appreciated.
A Night For Life raised vital funds for The National Brain Appeal to double the size of its current dedicated brain tumour unit. The night raised over 80,000 pounds and as a consequence the new Molly Lane Fox Unit will open in January 2018.
Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this happen. It could not have been possible without your overwhelming support.
The National Brain Appeal raises vital funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery - the UK’s largest dedicated neurological hospital and neuroscience centre
1 in 6 people in the UK are affected by a neurological condition. That's over 12.5 million people. That's more than the number of people living with cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes combined.
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Stroke is the fourth single largest cause of death in the UK and second in the world. Dementia is now the leading cause of death in England and Wales.
Clíodhna McCorley is 1 in 6 people in the UK living with a neurological condition.
In May 2015, aged 24, she was diagnosed with a brain tumour and needed major brain surgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN). Following this traumatic time, Clíodhna has made a brilliant recovery. She is passionate about raising funds to ensure that others, like her, have a better chance of survival.
“"I owe my life to this hospital. Raising funds is vital to ensure they can continue their pioneering work and save lives."
- Clíodhna McCorley
National Brain Appeal fundraising page
I'm running a 10km on 03/12 then the marathon for The National Brain Appeal because this hospital needs funds to continue its work
We raise money for The National Hospital to improve the lives of neurology patients
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