On #charitytuesday we like to tell you about something a charity is doing that’s a little bit different. Seeking to fast-track a cure for paralysis, five years ago The Mark Pollock Trust launched the Life Style Sports Run in the Dark, a unique event bringing people of all ages and abilities together to see the cities of London, Manchester, Belfast, Dublin, and Cork in a different light – or lack thereof – because it takes place at night in November.
At 8pm on Wednesday 11th November runners will set off on 5 or 10k distances, joining 25,000 people in 50 cities from Sydney to San Francisco helping to fast-track a cure for paralysis.
The Life Style Sports Run in the Dark plays an important role in funding The Mark Pollock Trust’s mission to find and connect people around the world to fast-track a cure for paralysis. After losing his sight due to a detatched retina, Mark Pollock became the first blind man to have raced to the South Pole but a tragic accident in 2010 left him with paralysis.
The Mark Pollock Trust works with leaders in the fields of science, technology and physiology to find this all important cure.
Mark explains “We want to fast-track a cure for paralysis and up to this point in history there has been a 100% failure rate to achieve this. It is relentless, because every day I get up it’s not fixed but every day we are trying to move it forward. The Trust is now facilitating groundbreaking spinal cord injury research through a US-Ireland scientific collaboration.”
It’s not too late to register your place for this year’s event. Visit their website to find out more.
And once you have your place, don’t forget to set up your fundraising page and get those donations rolling in!