I'm doing the 4/4/48 running challenge to raise money for Parkinson's UK, a fantastic charity.
The challenge is simple. Run 4 miles, every 4 hours, for 48 hours. I will be recording each run on the running app 'Strava' using my profile 'Craig Barden'. If you have the app, feel free to follow me and check out my progress on the weekend!
I will be starting on Friday 12th April, in the evening, and finishing at the same time on Sunday 14th April.
The first time I saw someone with Parkinson's was during an interview with Michael J. Fox a few years ago. Back to the Future was one of my favourite films growing up and I was totally gobsmacked to see how the condition had robbed MJF of so many things we all take for granted like sitting still and talking normally. Despite having Parkinson's, I admired Michael's attitude to get on with life and not let the condition define him. A true inspiration.
Millions of people have the condition worldwide and I am passionate about raising the profile of this disease and raising any funds I can for Parkinson's UK.
Parkinson's UK influence and fund groundbreaking research to advance understanding of the condition. They supply expert information to help people diagnosed manage the condition. They offer support and opportunities so people suffering from the disease can live life to the full, and also raise awareness of Parkinson's.
Thanks for taking the time to read my fundraising story, and I'll see you on the other side of the challenge!
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