Damien Hersey

Damien's Half Marathon World Record Attempt

Fundraising for Cardiac Risk in the Young
raised of £1,000 target
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Event: Reading Half Marathon 2014, on 2 March 2014
Cardiac Risk in the Young

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RCN 1050845
We fund support, screening & research to help those affected by YSCD


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On Sunday 2nd March I will be attempting to break the current Guinness World record for the fastest half marathon in an animal costume. The record currently stands at 1hr 32min 21sec.

I have chosen to undertake this challenge to raise funds for CRY because of the great work they do in raising awareness of young sudden cardiac death.

In April 2013 my sister Leighane died aged 32 of Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS). The information produced by CRY on their website has been invaluable in helping me to understand what happened to my sister and it is because of this information that I was made aware of the need for me to be assessed for inherited heart conditions.

In addition to raising awareness and providing bereavement support CRY are also involved in holding regular screening clinics and conducting ongoing research into sudden cardiac death.

If you would like to follow my training progress visit my blog, I will try to keep the page updated on a regular basis.

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About the charity

Cardiac Risk in the Young

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RCN 1050845
Each week at least twelve young people in the UK die suddenly as a result of undiagnosed heart conditions. At Cardiac Risk In the Young we aim to save young lives & to help those affected by the sudden cardiac death. We do this by providing support, information & screening those affected.

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