Last year, Miranda Grogan, from Hoddesden, Hertfordshire was inspired to run the Big Half for MRF as a family friend had been affected by meningitis. She said: “I was inspired to help MRF reach their goal of a world free from meningitis and septicaemia, and play a small part in ensuring other people don't have to suffer the effects of this truly horrible and life changing disease.”
“This was my first half marathon in London and the atmosphere did not disappoint, the cheers and the support were incredible. MRF was so supportive and helpful throughout the whole process, they are a fantastic charity who I was extremely proud to run for and wear their colours on the course.”
Meningitis and septicaemia are deadly diseases that strike without warning. One in ten people affected will die and a third of survivors will be left with after-effects, some as serious as brain damage, amputations, blindness or hearing loss. Babies, toddlers and teenagers are the most at risk but anyone can be affected at any age.
The money that runners raise will help support MRF’s lifesaving research into the prevention, detection and early treatment of meningitis and septicaemia and will allow the charity to continue raising awareness and supporting those affected.
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