This Sunday thousands of runners will line the streets of Birmingham to run the 2014 Bupa Great Birmingham Run with hundreds of those runners running for Cure Leukaemia and the University of Birmingham.
This week we caught up with Doctors, Nurses and patients at the Centre for Clinical Haematology in Birmingham who wanted to say thank you to all Team Cure Leukaemia runners and wish them the best of luck for this weekends run...
Meet some of our team...
Five police officers from the West Midlands as they swap their black boots for running shoes in a bid to raise money for Cure Leukaemia!
Catherine Wickenden, Simon Hand and Michael Meredith will join Scott Davies and his wife, Jessica Davies who featured on the BBC Documentary series Motorway Cops which followed the traffic police enforce the law on some of Britain's busiest and most dangerous roads.
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Charles de Rohan, the Chief Executive of our official charity partners at The Binding Site is gearing up to run alongside 25 other employees from the company who will take to the streets of the Second City on Sunday to raise funds and awareness for the charity.
Three employees of Aston’s Auctioneers on Tower Street, Dudley are running for Cure Leukaemia in the Bupa Great Birmingham Run this year. Owner Chris Aston and his two employees Andy Sagar and Richard Price will be pounding the 13.1 mile course on Sunday hoping to raise lots of money for Cure Leukaemia!
Former University of Birmingham student, Egyptologist and TV personality Chris Naunton is running in memory of his mother Judy who sadly lost her life to leukaemia and if he reaches his £1,500 fundraising target he will wear an Egyptian headdress for the race and if he raises £2,500 he will don Egyptian leggings as well!
Jenny Simpson has chosen to run for Cure Leukaemia after her Grandad was diagnosed with leukaemia last year. This is her first ever half marathon and she admits she has set herself a huge challenge, but with the hard work and commitment put into her training, she's already looking forward to crossing the finish line!
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