researcher to run London Marathon for Leukaemia research
death inspires runner
Evening Telegraph report, February 9, 2004
26, of Brambleside Court, Kettering, a research assistant at
the University of Leicester, will run the 26-mile route for a second
year to raise money for Children with Leukaemia and the Anthony Nolan
Bone Marrow Trust.
Anyone wanting to sponsor Dr Marsden can visit www.bmycharity.com/debbie
or make cheques payable to Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust or Children
with Leukaemia and send them to Debbie Marsden, The Bio Centre,
University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH.
Debbie is running in memory of Joe Dickens who died at
the age of six in 2000.
Joe, of Bronte Close, Kettering, underwent chemotherapy sessions and two bone
marrow transplants in his short life.
She said: "Reading about Joe in the Kettering Evening Telegraph
touched me and I wanted to do something. I first met Joe
when he and his mother Laura used to come into the shop where I was working."
|Debbie Marsden only started running 18 months
ago and hopes to complete the race on Sunday, April 18, in three
hours. She said: "I run 50 miles a week and I am training hard.
is a great girl and we're all supporting her"
Clare Winfield, Cancer Biomarkers and Prevention Group, University
of Leicester's Bio Centre
"I would like to thank everyone for the ongoing
support. I really appreciate the money people donate and it truly makes a
difference to peoples' lives. I am hoping to raise more than £5,000."
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