Why Sarah is running the British 10K to support better mental health
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10th Jul 2013

Sarah's Story

Sarah has just moved to London, and is a first time runner:
“Having grown up with a close family member with schizophrenia, I believe strongly in the need to raise awareness of mental health issues; to work to eliminate social stigma; and to give our support and recognition to those working in the field of mental health.

The Mental Health Foundation estimates that 1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year. This is startling to many - including the millions who suffer in silence and isolation.

My granny was - and continues to be - an inspirational force in my life. Loving, generous, genuine and warm, she taught me more than I can articulate about humanity through hardship and the unconditionality of love.

I'm running the British 10k, therefore, in memory of Janine; in support of SANE; and to raise awareness of issues that affect so many yet are discussed openly by so few.

Your support would be incredible.

Thank you,


You can read her full story, and support her here

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