Fundraising for IiMER

IiME Newslett April 2015: Running 28 European Marathons - in the name of Friendship


Mike Harley in Europe - @MikesEUmaras

Mike Harley is raising awareness of ME and raising funds for Invest in ME Research’s biomedical research fund by running a marathon in every EU country (currently 28 in total).

His first challenge was the Prague marathon.

Look at the table below to s ee Mike's next EU marathon.

Mike is doing this because one of his oldest friends, Ian, has been suffering from ME for over 9 years and has been unable to work or lead a normal life.

This is a great example of friendship.

And this is not the only occasion Mike has supported his friend in this way.

Last year Mike, with a group of friends, took part in a very different challenge for the charity (92 football grounds in 92 hrs) managing to reach over 10 million people (through TV, Press and the football community) and raising nearly £5K for the IiME Rituximab trial fund.

Throughout this project Mike met and talked to ME sufferers and their families and this has had a very profound effect on his decision to attempt this new challenge.

Mike will be taking the EU ME Marathon flag with him around Europe.

Please support Mike in this formidable effort by helping publicise this and the associated JustGiving page - http://www.mikeseumarathons.eu/

More details will appear on Twitter, Facebook and on the Mike's web site - links below.

Funds raised will go directly to vital biomedical research into ME.

Together with other high-quality biomedical research which the charity is funding at UEA/IFR and UCL and with international collaborations being formed we believe we have a unique chance of establishing a world-class facility for creating treatments and cures for this disease.

To donate to Mike Harley's Fundraising click on the logo here -


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