Runners in the North West are being invited to join The Natalie Kate Moss Trust’s squad in this year’s Manchester Marathon.
The brain haemorrhage charity, which funds life-saving research in to brain haemorrhage, is an associate charity partner in this year’s Manchester Marathon, taking place on Sunday 16th April, and has around 40 places still available.
The North West based charity was founded ten years ago in memory of Manchester University graduate, Natalie Kate Moss, who died suddenly of a brain haemorrhage in 2011 at just 26 years old.
Fundraisers looking for a new challenge to get them motivated in 2023 are being invited to sign up for what is the UK’s flattest marathon, and the perfect event for a new runner looking to complete their very first marathon.
The event is also ideal for companies who want to enter a team either to complete the race as individuals or as a relay, so it’s ideal for anyone who wants to experience a major running event without having to run the whole distance.
There is currently no successful treatment for a brain haemorrhage, making it a key focus for the Manchester Stroke Group. Manchester University’s strengths in Neuroscience research, and links with the UK’s largest clinical stroke centre, make Manchester particularly well-placed to lead the search for better treatments.
In 2021, The Natalie Kate Moss Trust announced its commitment to raise £300,000 for the University of Manchester to fund the salary and running costs of a post PhD research fellow within the stroke research team at the recently launched Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre.
Fiona Moss, Natalie’s sister and co-founder of The Natalie Kate Moss Trust, explains why supporting the Trust is so important: “Around half of all patients who experience a haemorrhagic stroke, or brain haemorrhage, will die. Unlike many other diseases, such as cancer, where death rates have reduced substantially over the last thirty years, the death rate from brain haemorrhage has changed very little.
“We founded The Natalie Kate Moss Trust to fund this pioneering research, which is taking place here in Manchester, and so joining our Manchester Marathon team will be a fantastic way to help us lead the way and have a huge impact on the future of brain haemorrhage treatment, and possibly even prevention.”
To sign up to the Manchester Marathon and help fund life-changing brain haemorrhage research in Manchester, email [email protected]. Or, to find out more information about the Trust and its work, visit www.nataliekatemoss.co.uk or follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Linked In.
Header image: Natalie Kate Moss