Tuesday 18 September 2012 

Join "Team Cure Leukaemia" for the BUPA Great Birmingham Run


Edgbaston is encouraging keen runners across the region to support partner Cure Leukaemia next month by participating in BUPA’s Great Birmingham Run.

The half marathon, due to take place on Sunday 21st October, will be the final event in a special awareness week for the charity.

Cure Leukaemia’s CEO, James McLaughlin, said: “Being a charity based in the heart of Birmingham we’re looking to encourage as many participants as possible to run in aid of Cure Leukaemia, with the aim of raising £25,000 which would be enough to fund a much needed Research Nurse for one year.”

Already signed up to take on the 13.1 mile run are Bears legend and Cure Leukaemia Patron Dougie Brown, Free Radio’s Russ Morris, and keen supporter of the charity Blind Dave Heeley.

McLaughlin added: “We are hopeful that even more well-known names will be added to our team in the next couple of weeks and would love many more runners to join us for what should be a very special day’

Cure Leukaemia will support runners by paying all registration fees as well as providing branded running vests, running packs and a post-race celebratory drink. A minimum sponsorship of £250 is required.  

Around 15,000 people took part in the Great Birmingham Run last year and participation next month is predicted to be even higher. The closing date for registration is 1st October.

To join ‘Team Cure Leukaemia’ please contact Tracey Lester on 0121 236 0164 or email tracey@cureleukaemia.co.uk.

You can also sponsor Team Cure Leukaemia at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=teamcl&isTeam=true  

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