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​The Stroke Association calls on Yorkshire runners to help conquer stroke

Press release   •   Jul 08, 2016 11:43 BST

The Stroke Association is appealing to runners in Yorkshire to help conquer stroke, by joining the charity’s team at the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday 09 October.

This popular and picturesque run takes participants past some of York's historic sites and along scenic country lanes, making it an ideal event for runners of all abilities.

Jo Beverley, Regional Fundraiser from the Stroke Association, said: “Taking part in the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon is a fun and inspiring experience, but there’s a serious purpose behind it; stroke is the leading cause of complex adult disability in the UK. At the Stroke Association, we want to be there for everyone affected by stroke, so please do join our team and help us raise the funds that could make this a reality.

“In return for joining the Stroke Association's team, we'll be with you every step of the way. You'll get an expert training plan, weekly emails with training and fundraising tips, a Stroke Association t-shirt and lots of help and support.”

There is a minimum sponsorship target of £150 and charity place entries close on Monday 08 August. To find out more and register for a place, email northeastfundraising@stroke.org.uk or call 0113 2019 794.

The Stroke Association is the UK’s leading stroke charity which campaigns to improve stroke care; supports people to make the best recovery they canand funds ground-breaking research to change the lives of people affected by stroke. For more information about stroke, visit stroke.org.uk or call the helpline on 0303 3033 100.

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 one of the largest causes of 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