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Matthew Ellison

Matthew Ellison's marathon attempts

Fundraising for Huntington's Disease Association

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  • Team members: Me
  • Event: Several marathons for HD.

Huntington's Disease Association

HDA England and Wales exists to support anyone who is affected by Huntington's disease. It pursues the best possible care; provides training & advice to families and professionals; raises awareness; and promotes research towards better treatment and ultimately a cure.

Charity Registration No. 296453

Story

The challenge was to run 6 marathons in 2009 for Huntington's Disease (HD). Having never ran a 5k before let alone a marathon, I felt this was a pretty good challenge to take on!

When I started this challenge my dad was in the late stages of HD and had been suffering for over 15 years from this horrible disease. Sadly my dad passed away on September 17th, shortly after I'd finished my 4th marathon of the year.

It's been very tough to pick myself up since his death, I stopped training for around 6 weeks and ate like a pig! Not one to give up easily I'm back training again now and have my sights on 2 marathons in December to complete the challenge. I will try my best as that's all I can do :)

Donate if you can, the Huntington's Disease Association do great things for families affected by HD in this country and are a worthy cause.

Tc, Matt.

   

**The London marathon completed in 4 hours 38 minutes, April 26th.**

 

**The San Diego marathon completed in 4 hours 49 minutes, May 31st.**

 

**The Isle of Man marathon completed in 5 hours 33 minutes (injured at mile 15, had to walk the rest), August 9th.**

 

**The Wolverhampton marathon completed in 4 hours 27 minutes, September 6th.**

**Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Huntington's Disease Association gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.**

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