On Thursday 31 July, Clinical Researcher Julia Day will be running an ultra-marathon – 60 miles from her home in Edinburgh to Glasgow to watch the boxing finals at the Commonwealth Games.
Julia will be joined by her boyfriend Roan, and they will be raising money for brainstrust and our work to help people with a brain tumour in Scotland. Julia, a Clinical Researcher in psychology based at the University of Edinburgh, is closely involved in brainstrust’s work.
This will be a huge challenge as neither Julia nor Roan have run more than a half marathon, but they are both determined to complete the run – or miss the boxing finals!
Julia says: People living with a brain or spinal cord tumour often experience physical, cognitive, psychological, mood and seizure related problems following treatment. The transitions that occur following treatment to regain a sense of normality and to improve quality of life are hard, and patients often feel they haven’t received enough information, support or help. We are working with brainstrust to improve the protocols and pathways of referral for patients with a brain or spinal cord tumour for patients to receive the support and care they need. We are raising money through brainstrust, a charity whose advice and support is invaluable.
To support Julia and Roan, please sponsor them at www.justgiving.com/roanandjulesrunanultramarathon/ for help following a brain tumour diagnosis, please call 01983 292405 or email Carol Cochrane, on firstname.lastname@example.org