Running in 2017 for ACT for SMA
Fundraising for ACT for SMA
The Ally Cadence Trust provides emotional and financial support to children affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1, the leading genetic killer of under 2's with an average life expectancy of just 8 months. Children with SMA have very limited movement and may have breathing difficulties
As you know, Sophie & I welcomed Joe to the world in August, changing our lives forever.
During the pregnancy, we joined an NCT group, making great new friends to share this experience with.
Whilst all eight babies were born safely, we were devastated to learn that one baby, Lucas, has been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).
Unfortunately the prognosis is not good.
SMA is a genetic disease that is currently incurable & often fatal.
Ally Cadence died of SMA aged just six months, 12 days after she was diagnosed. Her parents set up ACT for SMA to provide support to sufferers of SMA and their families.
ACT for SMA have already provided wonderful support for Lucas and his parents Helen and Paul at this incredibly difficult time.
In order to show my support and to try and help raise funds and the profile of this amazing charity, I'm aiming to run a number of events in 2017.
Firstly, I'll be taking part in the inaugural Wirral Way Half Marathon on 8th January 2017.
28th May will see me run my first MARATHON!
Later in the year (September) I'm running the Whistle Stop Tour of Wirral.
More events to follow....
I appreciate it's an expensive time of year but even the smallest donation will help.
To show where your money is going;
Provides a newly diagnosed family with an information pack and telephone/email support
Funds a sensory toy pack and bubble tube
Funds an apnea monitor which alerts parents/carers if the child stops breathing
Funds a home visit to a newly diagnosed family anywhere in the UK
Funds a selection of sensory toys, including fibre optic lights and light shows OR an Underwater or DSLR camera to loan to families to record every precious moment
Funds a specialist car seat with pushchair for loan to families. This enables the child to sit at the correct angle, safely, in the car.
Funds a Pulse Oxymeter
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Thank you x