Hi My name is
and in April 2008 I will run in the London Marathon.
Am I a devoted marathon runner?
Definitely not. This will be my first attempt at running a marathon
and my training for the day is on schedule.
Why am I running this race?
Well I started running in 2003 and in 2007 ran my first half
marathon. The opportunity to run in London for the
West Midlands Lupus
charity arose and as my friend
has suffered from the Lupus disease for 20+ years it seemed only
right that I should offer to help this worthy cause.
Lupus may not be immediately known to many.
So what is Lupus?
Simply it is a long-lasting autoimmune disease, where the immune
system, for unknown reasons, attacks normal tissue. There are
various forms of Lupus that can attack the skin, joints, blood,
lungs, kidneys, heart, brain and the nervous system. Lupus is a
rare disease but it is believed can be triggered by everyday
occurrences such as stress, infections, certain prescription drugs
and ultraviolet light.
Sandra suffers from Lupus in her joints and kidneys and despite all
the suffering is involved with Lupus events in the West Midlands,
attends the Drop-in clinics and is actively involved in raising the
awareness of the public to the plight of her fellow sufferers.
As you will be aware runners will be representing many charities and
I plead for your generosity in kindly donating to this very worthy
At this time there is no cure for Lupus but worldwide research
continues to find treatments and identify the causes of the disease.
Please help and
sponsor me online by going to my fundraising page at
Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is
also the most efficient way to sponsor me: LUPUS UK will receive
your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax
will be added to your gift at no cost to you.
You can also
help me by visiting my sponsors website below. Just click on the