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On Sunday, 17th May, Findacure enlisted 11 superheroes to don their capes and run through Regents’ Park to raise money to support our work with fundamental disease patient groups, as part of the ‘DoItForCharity’ Superhero Run.

It was a fantastic running event, and a joy to see several thousands of people having fun and raising money for causes they care about. Luckily it was a lovely day with the sun shining brightly, so spirits were high, and the water bottles in the goody bags we gave out were widely appreciated.

In total, our runners raised over £1,700 between them – this was massively over our target of £1,000 and we’re so grateful to have such wonderful, motivated supporters! The money raised will help us to continue our workshop series, which is vital to building a fundamental disease community and equipping patient groups with the tools to successfully advocate for their rare conditions.

One of our runners, Ryan Brock, said “Regents’ Park was a fantastic setting to hold a 10k race. The scenery is absolutely lovely and it was a nice flat route for someone as incompetent as I am. I also got to help out Findacure, which is a fantastic charity and a great cause. I would definitely do it again next year!

The Superhero Run was the first sponsored event where we’ve had a whole team of people take part on our behalf since Findacure was established as a charity in late 2012. We had a lot of fun and it was a huge success, so we’re hoping to do many more.

We are currently recruiting runners, cyclists and walkers for the Ouse Washes Experience, a great opportunity to get back to nature and get involved in a wonderful, community event. Read more about that here, and please feel free to email louisa@findacure.org.uk if you would like to take part in a sponsored event for us.

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