Paddington Bear appeals for marathon runners | Action Medical Research

Paddington Bear appeals for marathon runners

8 December 2000
- Limited number of guaranteed places available - Leading medical research charity Action Research and its mascot Paddington Bear is appealing to would-be marathon runners to take part in the Flora London Marathon 2001 and help raise money to fund vital medical research. Taking place on Sunday, 22 April 2001, the world-famous event sees participants pounding the tarmac and cobbles of London as they tackle the 26.2-mile course. Action Research has a limited number of guaranteed places available for those that wish to be part of this run of a lifetime. Having been at the forefront of funding cutting edge medical research, the charity genuinely believes that its work has touched the lives of everyone in the UK. The first medical use of ultrasound scanning, pioneering hip replacement surgery and the testing the rubella vaccine are just some of the medical milestones that would not have been possible without Action Research funding. Today the charity is funding around 160 medical research projects across the UK. Everyone that runs for Action Research will receive fundraising and training guides, a post race reception, complimentary massage, a T-shirt, the support of the charity’s National Events Unit and the knowledge that the money they raise for Action Research will be used to benefit existing and future generations. All money raised will go towards the Touching Lives campaign. A minimum sponsorship commitment of £1,000 is required. For further information or to find out more about running for one of the UK’s leading medical research charities, call the National Event Unit today on 01403 327447. For further information please contact Mike Deyes in the press office on 01403 327404.
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