Running to make a difference
Jeremy will also be helping to raise awareness around HIV in the UK, with a mid-Marathon balloon release. There will be seven balloon releases across the course, each of 26 balloons (each balloon representing 500 people infected in the UK with HIV). Three Quarters of the balloons will be yellow, to represent those who have been diagnosed with HIV, and a quarter will be red to represent those who are HIV but who don’t know it. The number of people living in the UK is around 91,500.
Also running in the marathon will be Suran Dickson, the CEO of the recently launched charity Diversity Role Models (DRM) – an organization that seeks to provide positice LGBT role models to young people through outreach work in schools. To sponsor Suran and donate money to DRM, go to http://www.charitygiving.co.uk/surandickson
Photo © Chris Jepson
Posted: 20 April 2012