Belfast Medics run 26 miles for 28 Too Many!


1 June 2012

Be inspired you to see what can be done as you read below about what a team of 5 Obstetric & Gynaecology Doctors (ranging from age 27-56) from Causeway Hospital in Coleraine, Northern Ireland achieved when running the Belfast Marathon Relay on 7th May 2012. 

We are so excited to have teams like this catching the vision and doing a personal challenge for our cause to end FGM.  We already have a team of 2 running in the Bristol Marathon in October for 28 Too Many.  So if you feel doing something similar in your area (5k, 10k, half for full marathon!) – do let us know at info@28toomany.org.

From LtoR. Back Row: Dr Barry Marshall, Jonathan White. Front Row: Rachel Howe, Jenny McClenahan, Emma McCorkindale

“We battled the wind and rain, completing the course in a total of 3 hours 54 minutes.  Our chosen charity was 28 Too Many, as although thankfully we see very few cases of FGM in Northern Ireland, in our line of work we feel it is crucial to raise awareness of this malpractice, which is still occurring in 28 African countries, inflicting terrible suffering on millions of young girls.  We were keen to support a small charity; 28 Too many being one of the few UK based charities working for this cause.

 

Through sponsorship and running the marathon in 28 Too Many t-shirts, we believe that we have been successful in educating colleagues, friends and family, giving them an insight and better understanding of FGM and the future implications it has on these young victims.   The team hope to present a cheque to the charity for almost £1500”.

 If you are inspired by this story, why not join us for 28 Too Many’s first 5k or 10k Fun Run in June 2013 – it’s never too early to start training?! Watch this space for more info!