Pooja Gadhia has taken up the ’Jog 26 miles in May Challenge’ for Brain Tumour Research, except she’s jogging 100-miles!
During the coronavirus lockdown, Pooja decided to use her time to become healthier and more active, she said “It was during lockdown that I started on a health kick and joined The Fitness Collective gym and they have been so supportive at getting me stronger and fitter. I’ve always wanted to train for a marathon, and this is a great way to start.”
Pooja is not only new at running but she has been recently diagnosed with Lupus so this is a particularly steep challenge as she struggles significantly on some days.
Pooja was inspired to take part in this challenge as Brain Tumour Research receives very little funding. She said, “I think the main thing that got to me when I saw the Brain Tumour Research page was that only a small 1% goes to them when brain cancer kills more under 40s and children than any other cancer.
“It is the biggest killer especially for children, being a mum to a 6-year-old it really touches my heart and I wander why people aren’t doing more.
“Instead of the 26 miles I will be doing 100. I’ve done 15 miles so far and have raised £424 but I’m aiming to raise £500.
“I know to some people that 100 miles isn’t much but when you have underlying health conditions it does get difficult. I’m doing it for all those with underlying conditions to prove that any illness shouldn’t stop us and we can all do it!”
So far, Pooja has raised £424 and would love to raise even more with your help. If you would like to support Pooja’s 100-mile challenge, then please visit: www.facebook.com/donate/484168403384572/?fundraiser_source=external_url
To find out more about the 26 miles in May Challenge, please visit: www.braintumourresearch.org/media/news/news-item/2021/04/07/join-us-and-jog-26-miles-in-may