Jane Muir-Sands, 38, from Fulham is taking on the Virgin London Marathon for the Stroke Association on 24 April 2016.
The mother of two was inspired to raise £2,000 for the charity after her father Nick had a devastating stroke and sadly passed away last year.
Jane said: “My dad had a stroke just before my first daughter was born, and it hugely affected the last five years of his and my family’s lives. Seeing the devastation stroke can cause has been my inspiration to run the marathon for the Stroke Association.
“Running the marathon is the biggest challenge I’ve ever taken on, but I’m determined to do it. The Stroke Association supports survivors and their families, and I want to make sure they can continue their vital work.”
Rob Hope, Events Manager at Stroke Association, said: “Jane is truly going the extra mile for the Stroke Association, and we can’t wait to cheer her along their way. Without the efforts of fundraisers like Jane, we would not be able to support the thousands of people who have a stroke in London each year, as well as their families and carers.”
To sponsor Jane, please visit www.justgiving.com/jane-muir-sands
A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.
Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk