Rachel Clark, the wife of former soldier Shawn who died of brain cancer aged just 42 is leading a rally to the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the issues that brain tumour patients and carers face.
Shawn Clark, who served in the Royal Artillery and the Royal Irish, passed away in July 2011 after his short and brave battle against an aggressive brain tumour.
Now Rachel is set to lead a rally at the Scottish Parliament on the 24th April, with the aim raising the profile of this devastating disease, the lack of research funding brain tumours recieve, and the issues that brain tumour patients face.
Rachel says: “A lot of people who are taking part on the day are people who are affected by brain tumours. They have direct experience of what it means to be affected by the disease. They have experienced the loneliness, isolation and fear, as well as facing many of the practical issues that are oft overlooked. These include memory loss, exhaustion, and the lack of support for carers of brain tumour patients.”
There is also a sponsored bike ride to the Rally taking place. 13 friends, Led by Jonny Robson are riding from Hebburn to Edinburgh to take part on the day. To find out more, click here.
To find out more about the day, and how you can help, please email Rachel directly on firstname.lastname@example.org