The nation’s leading charity dedicated to research into childhood cancer is calling for people to join it’s Together As One Run on Sunday April 26th.
The postponement of the London Marathon due to the COVID-19 pandemic means that almost 1400 runners who had signed up to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK, are now unable to take part.
The Together As One Run is a response to the postponement, which is encouraging everyone in the UK to use their daily exercise period to take a walk or run on April 26th, which was the original date for the London Marathon, to raise funds to support Children With Cancer UK’s vital and lifesaving work.
Entrance to the Together As One Run is £5 and participants will receive a digital fundraising pack to help them raise even more funds. The event will begin at 9.30am, last for an hour and exercise can be taken in gardens, parks, around towns or villages or even on a treadmill!
Mark Brider CEO of Children with Cancer UK commented: “This year almost 1400 people signed up to run the London Marathon to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. As a result of COVID-19, the Marathon has been postponed to October, however, we are urging the country to come together as one this April and raise money for vital childhood cancer research so that every child gets to ring the End of Treatment Bell and be with their family.”
Endurance runner Susie Chan will be taking part in the run. She will also be hosting a short warmup session via her Facebook page, prior to the start of the event on Sunday. Susie said: “During these more challenging times, it can be difficult to stay motivated to stay fit. However, virtual runs such as Children with Cancer UK’s Together as One virtual run, are a great way to keep your focus. I will be joining the run on the 26th April and be part of this global attempt at raising funds for research into childhood cancer.”
To participate in the event, sign up online and be part of the effort helping to fund vital research so that every child has the best chance of beating cancer.