My name is David Phillips
In November 2016, I suffered a stress fracture in my lower leg which stopped my from running and training for several months. As a motivation to start training again, I dedicated my commitment to running the Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 for the Haematochrosis Society.
Details of their work and the disease can be found below.
I have only recently returned to training and will find the marathon a very difficult challenge with only a short time to train but this will be a level of pain and endurance far below what people suffering from Haematochrosis will be going through.
Please donate what you can to support my challenge and help fight this disease.
The Haematochrosis Society.
Genetic haemochromatosis (GH) is a genetic disorder causing the body to absorb an excessive amount of iron from the diet: the iron is then deposited in various organs, mainly the liver, but also the heart, endocrine glands such as the pancreas, and joints.
Iron overload as a result of haemochromatosis comes about because the body continually absorbs more iron from the diet than it needs. The body is then unable to rid itself of the excess, which slowly builds up over a number of years and damages the organs where it is stored.
Virgin London Marathon 2017 for The Haemochromatosis Society because it's good to help others
We support people with haemochromatosis to improve lives and survival rates