Valeria Di Leo

Valeria

Fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK
£900
raised of £500 target
by 51 supporters
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Event: Great North Run 2023, on 10 September 2023
Great North Run 2023 - #TeamOrange
Campaign by Muscular Dystrophy UK (RCN 205395 (England and Wales) - SC039445 (Scotland))
Our fantastic #TeamOrange runners are taking on the Great North Run to make every step count in the race to beat muscle-wasting conditions.

Story

This year I am running GNR23 in memory of my aunties Maria, Anna, Angela and auntie Lucia who passed away last May. They were all affected by myotonic dystrophy type 1. This is one of the few happy photos my twin and I have with all of them. 

I grew up getting familiar with the symptoms of this progressive and cruel disease. The feeling of being hopeless for your loved ones is unbearable. That made me promise that I would do something about it one day. So I became a scientist! I work on some neuromuscular conditions including myotonic dystrophy type 1 in Newcastle University.

This September with your support I will run half a marathon (21Km) for my family, to raise awareness and hope for the future.

Thank you all! Any little help will be appreciated.


Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 110,000 children and adults living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. There's currently no cure, and it many cases, it limits lives. MDUK do vital work in funding pioneering research into treatments and cures as well as providing vital information, advice, resources and support for individuals and families living with these conditions. All donations, big or small, are greatly appreciated. Thank you!

About the campaign

Our fantastic #TeamOrange runners are taking on the Great North Run to make every step count in the race to beat muscle-wasting conditions.

About the charity

Muscular Dystrophy UK

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RCN 205395 (England and Wales) - SC039445 (Scotland)
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions.

Donation summary

Total raised
£900.00
+ £127.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£900.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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