Bina Bharti

Bina's Donation Page - London Marathon Oct 2022

Fundraising for The Menopause Charity
£1,847
raised
by 60 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2022, on 2 October 2022
The Menopause Charity

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RCN 1191332
We support women and help educate doctors to to improve menopause care worldwide

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I was very fortunate to get a place on the London Marathon via the ballot in 2021.  It's been a bucket list activity that I’ve wanted to do, but never thought I would!!  I deferred my entry to this year, as I had no energy or motivation to run last year. I didn't feel myself for a while at all and couldn't understand why. 

Like many other women it's taken me a while to figure it out; it was the menopause.  It's not talked about enough and it was a battle with my GP to get the diagnosis and then treatment.  It feels so weird even writing this as it’s just not ok. I know I’m not the only one as I’ve read many versions of my story from so many women. The treatment, HRT, not only helps manage the side effects of the menopause but is proven to also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and you're less likely to get osteoporosis.

There really needs to be significantly more research, training  and general awareness, of the impact of the menopause, not only directly on women, but on all aspects of their lives. 

The Menopause Charity do amazing work in informing women on their options and providing guidance, as well as doing more research, educating healthcare professionals, and raising the awareness of the menopause.

It’s great that recently the menopause is being talked about so much more in the media and this should continue.  This is a great charity motivator for me to run for! (I say run maybe walk…) I want to do my bit to raise awareness and contribute to this amazing charity.  

Thank you for visiting and I would really appreciate any donation for this worthy cause!

September 2022 Update: I ran the Big Half Marathon! First time at this distance! Wow one month to go and I need to double the distance!!

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About the charity

The Menopause Charity

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RCN 1191332
The Menopause Charity will bust myths, overcome ignorance, and make menopause symptoms history. We'll support women with fact-based menopause research and help them access the safest hormone replacement therapy. We'll help educate healthcare professionals and employers, and campaign worldwide.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,846.22
+ £383.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,846.22
Offline donations
£0.00

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