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Daughter to run London Marathon in memory of mum

By Grantham Reporter

A devoted daughter is gearing up to take part in the London Marathon next month in memory of her mum who passed away from a rare lung disease.

Alice Walker, of Cropwell Bishop, is hoping to raise as much money as possible for a national Nottingham-based charity LAM Action, that supports women with very rare lung disease lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM)

Alice’s own mother Kate had LAM and passed away in 2003 when Alice was just nine years old following a lung transplant operation.

Alice is taking part in this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon on April 28 for national charity LAM Action to raise awareness and encourage donations.

Alice said: “While I’m running I often think about my mum and it helps keep me going and feeling that she’s with me every step of the way. I always choose to run in the countryside to explore and take in all the lovely views and it makes me feel close to my mum.”

LAM occurs almost exclusively in women and effects around seven in every million women.

Nottingham is home of the ‘National Centre for LAM’ at The Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

If you would like to show your support andsponsor Alice visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AliceWalker11

Alice Walker. (7851055)
Alice Walker. (7851055)

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