01 April 2014
A team of 28 runners (mostly from Bournemouth) have set themselves the challenge of taking on The Bupa London 10,000 on 25 May to raise funds for MRF after 16 year old Connie Moore sadly died of bacterial meningitis on 19 January 2014.
Lyndon Duley, one of Connie’s best friends came up with the idea to run for us shortly after Connie’s death. Lyndon said that “all of Connie’s friends have been utterly devastated by her death. We needed to do something positive in her memory and decided on the run. So far we have raised around £8,000 and we hope that these funds will go some way to helping Meningitis Research Foundation bring an end to others’ suffering.”
Connie’s aunty Susie Moore said: “our beautiful and inspirational Connie lost her very short battle with meningitis at the age of 16 and was taken far too soon. Our lives are never going to be the same but if we can stop other families having to face the pain we are, by raising money for research and raising awareness of this terrible disease then some good will come out of our devastating loss.”
Team Connie is planning a training run on Saturday 5 April at 12.30pm at Durley Chine, Bournemouth.
To sponsor Team Connie please go to: http://www.justgiving.com/remember/99702/Connie-Moore
Christopher Head, Chief Executive at MRF, said: “We are extremely grateful to Team Connie for putting together such a huge team of runners in her memory. Sadly Connie’s family and friends know better than anyone how quickly this disease strikes and the devastation it leaves behind. The money they raise will make a huge difference and enable us to continue our work into the prevention, detection and treatment of meningitis and septicaemia. Vaccines have almost eliminated many types of meningitis and septicaemia but they still present a very real threat to young children, teenagers and adults so we urge everyone to make sure they know the symptoms, trust their instincts and seek medical help if they suspect a loved one is ill.”
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