London Marathon

7 February, 2011 | EDGE Insights | 1 min read.

Louise & Chanade ran the London Marathon 2011! And we’re doing it again this year!

Louise and Chanade ran the London Marathon on 17th April 2011 in aid of raising money for the Joseph Foote charity. This year Louise will be doing it all over again with Gina and Sam on 22nd April 2012 – we will keep you updated!

Last year the marathoners dressed as City Gents, complete with bowler hats, brief cases and umbrellas! The Joseph Foote charity was formed in 2001 after Joseph Foote was diagnosed with a brain tumour aged only 2 1⁄2. The cancer, after multiple surgeries & treatments, kept returning & eventually claimed his life aged just 9. The charity raises money to support Nottingham University into defeating this dreadful
disease.
There are 48,000 Brain Tumours diagnosed in the UK each year, only 9,000  survive (20%) and 39,000 people die each year. People diagnosed with prostate Cancer have a 77% survival rate, along with Breast Cancer at 82%.

Brain Tumours kill more people under 40 than any other Cancer, yet it only receives 1% of National Cancer Research spending.

Leukaemia has see the survival rate go from 10% to 50% over the past 10years just through awareness campaigns and fundraising

We can do the same…

The Joseph Foote Charity is launching a National Campaign to:

1. Join all Brain Tumour Charities together
2. Fund a National “Critical Path” for targeted research
3. Lobby Government for more research funding
4. Raise the survivak rate from 20% to 90% over the next 10years

Joseph Foote need to raise £2million per year to achieve this goal, and with your help they can do it!

For more information about the Charity please visit www.josephfoote.co.uk