On the 2nd of June 2012 myself (Joanne), my husband (Colin) and a group of approx 20 wonderful friends and family pushed a whisky barrel across Scotland from Ullapool to Dingwall. We left Ullapool at 1pm on the Saturday and walked through the night (taking short breaks every 5/6miles) and arrived in Dingwall at 7:10am on the Sunday morning having walked approx 46 miles. It was an amazing, breath taking adventure with a lot of laughs and blisters along the way. We arranged this event in order to raise money for research into JDM a condition which both our twin daughters, Hannah and Katie suffer from. Our grand total came to a staggering £11,425.13 so well worth every step.
The JDRG wishes to send out a huge THANK YOU to everybody involved with Roll out the Barrel and for sharing this experience.
Laura Beard, who worked within the JDRG, will be running 10K with her sister in May to raise money for the PDRF, which supports the research into JDM.
If you would like to donate money, please visit Laura and Kate's fundraising page.
Thank you and Good Luck!
Stephen is running the London Marathon for the Paediatric Rheumatology Discretionary Fund (ReMission) after a friend's daughter, Callie, was diagnosed with JDM in September 2009. The PRDF supports the research of the paediatric and adolescent rheumatology clinical teams at Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL Hospital, and research teams at UCL Institute of Child Health and the Windeyer Institute.
Please visit Stephen's 2011 London Marathon Page if you would like to donate.
Good luck Moley!
Dr Harsha Gunawardena, a consultant Rheumatologist who has also completed research for the JDRG will be running the London Marathon this April. Harsha will be raising money for the Myositis Support Group, a charity that supports the JDRG.
If you would like to donate money, please visit Harsha's 2011 London Marathon Page .
A big thank you to both Stephen and Harsha!