This year’s Bupa Great Manchester Run is fast approaching. If you were unable to secure a place through the online registration, Diabetes UK has some charity places still available
Bupa Great Manchester Run, Sunday 20 May 2012 - Sign up before Monday 7 May to get a place for only £10 and be part of something great.
Diabetes UK is the nominated charity for the Bupa Great Run Series, which includes the Bupa Great Manchester Run. Running, as well as other physical activities, can help with managing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes more effectively, as well as helping reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Across the North West there are about 345,250 people living with diabetes, in addition to around 100,000 undiagnosed. In Manchester, there are 23,534 people diagnosed with diabetes, and an estimated 4,700 people in the area who are unaware they have Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes is a serious condition that can have devastating complications, such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke and amputation.
Salford Quays resident, Angela Hendry, 29, has signed up to run the Bupa Great Manchester Run for her wife, Dawn, who has had Type 1 diabetes for 25 years. Angela said: “Dawn has suffered from several complications with her diabetes, including Autonomic Neuropathy and unconscious hypoglycaemia - when the blood sugar levels become very low whilst she’s awake and asleep. Our old dog Jack saved Dawn’s life on a number of occasions, including once when he ‘answered’ the phone to let the caller know something was wrong.
I wanted to run the Bupa Great Manchester Run to support Dawn, and the millions of other sufferers in the UK, to make more people aware of the seriousness of diabetes. I’ve even roped my close friend Rick into helping me train for the race, and then encouraged him to sign up as part of the Diabetes UK team.”
Diabetes UK North West Fundraising Manager, Kate McKie says: “As the nominated charity for the Bupa Great Manchester Run 2012, Diabetes UK has a few places left. As part of the Diabetes UK team, you’ll be raising money to provide information and support to local people with diabetes, as well as increasing awareness for those undiagnosed. We have plenty of support for our runners, including motivational tips and advice on how to train, as well as fundraising ideas. Sign up today, and be part of something great.”
Sign up by Monday 7 May for a £10 place, and be a part of something great.
For more information on joining the Diabetes UK Bupa Great Manchester Run, please contact Maria by emailing email@example.com or by telephone on 0845 123 2399.
Alternatively, sign up online at www.diabetes.org.uk/bupa