We would like to ask any of your fitness-minded readers to run for Meningitis UK in this year’s Great North Run. General public entries closed on Monday, February 7, but we still have a few sought-after places left in our Meningitis Musketeers team for the world’s biggest half marathon on September 18.
Full support will be given and everyone who participates will receive a free Search 4 a Vaccine running vest or T-shirt, and a handy information pack including hints and tips on how to prepare.
Everyone who runs for Meningitis UK will be part of the Meningitis Musketeers team, with the motto ‘All 4 One and One 4 All’ – to highlight the devastating fact that meningitis can kill in under four hours and the importance of our Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign.
Meningitis UK has a single focus - to find a vaccine to eradicate all forms of meningitis. Tragically, meningitis and meningococcal septicaemia continue to affect thousands of people in the UK every year and kill more children under five than any other infectious disease.
Every week, six families have to face the sudden tragedy of losing a loved one to this devastating disease. Because it can kill in under four hours and the symptoms are notoriously difficult to spot, we believe a preventative vaccine is the only way to spare people this heartache.
Our Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign aims to raise £7million to help fund cutting-edge research to help us achieve this goal and save thousands of lives in the future.
If you would like to take part in the Great North Run and help us achieve our vision, please contact Toya on 0117 302 6191 for a sponsorship pack.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Toya Champ, Events Fundraiser, Meningitis UK