The Cobra Group, through the Cobra Foundation, has supported Ann-Marie Dillion when she ran a half marathon to raise money for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.
Online PR News – 29-July-2011 – – The Cobra Group, through the Cobra Foundation, has supported Ann-Marie Dillion when she ran a half marathon to raise money for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund.
Ann-Marie Dillion, who lost a close friend to Oesophageal cancer in January 2011, decided to get involved with Oesophageal Cancer Fund Charity to raise awareness of the disease. The Oesophageal Cancer Fund, a registered charity set up in 2001 to raise awareness of the symptoms of oesophageal cancer and to provide money for research, started initially in conjunction with Professor Tom Walsh in Blanchardstown Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. But now, the organisation has grown to be the national voice representing oesophageal cancer in Ireland.
Ann-Marie ran her first half-marathon on June 26th, with full support from the Cobra Foundation. She did this aiming to raise £ 1,000 for the Oesophageal Cancer Fund. She has this to say, “It was such a great experience! This was my first half marathon and hopefully one of many!”
Ann-Marie Dillion had done this after hard and systematic training. I have been training since March, mostly in the early hours of the morning before work. One of the biggest challenges in preparation for this run has been adapting to running in 30 degree plus heat. However, training outdoors has allowed me to become acclimatized to the running conditions and it paid off on race day. Over the last six weeks, I have being training in KLCC Park, which is a great facility and setting adjacent to the Petronas twin towers, the tallest sky-scrapers in Kuala Lumpur. The view from the running track is breathtaking”, she added.
The Cobra Group had stood firm with Ann-Marie Dillion in this endeavour.
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