MIKE Mulholland is taking on the London Marathon for a charity close to his heart.
The managing director from Leamington will be pounding the capitals streets on Sunday April 22 raising funds for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT).
Mike’s family members and friends have lived with Parkinson’s, and having seen its life changing-effects first-hand, Mike is determined to raise money to support research into finding a cure.
His grandmother lived with Parkinson’s, and passed away a few years before his father was also diagnosed in the early 1990s. Mike lost his father in 2014.
After meeting Tom Isaacs, the late co-founder and former president of CPT, Mike was inspired by Tom’s determination to find a cure for the disease, and what he achieved throughout his life with Parkinson’s.
“Words can’t express what an inspirational man Tom was,” said Mike. “It remains the mission of this incredible charity to continue with Tom’s vision; to fulfil his dream and to inspire others to join the team and fight on.”
Mike has been training hard for the marathon in a variety of picturesque locations, including Snowdonia, the Alps, Seville, Prague, Frankfurt and Anglesey, but mainly he has been taking to the streets of his home town, usually before sunrise.
Around 145,000 people in the UK are living with Parkinson’s, and it is predicted one in 37 people will receive a diagnosis of Parkinson’s in their lifetime. CPT funds innovative research which is dedicated to finding new treatments that can slow, stop or reverse Parkinson’s.
Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mike-mulholland to donate.