Jo has raised more than £1,000 in sponsorship for the Beatson Pebble Appeal by running the Great Scottish Run Half Marathon.
Jo ran the 13.1 miles with her mum in 2 hours, 7 minutes and 35 seconds in Glasgow on 6th September, in memory of her grandfather who died of cancer two years ago. She exceeded her target of £1,000 for the Pebble Appeal and is still accepting donations for this worthy cause.
The Pebble Appeal is raising funds to build the Beatson Translational Research Centre in Bearsden, which will be the final element in the creation of the Glasgow Centre for Cancer Research. The new centre will convert basic cancer research into real improvements in treatments for patients, focusing upon especially common tumours, those that cause the most deaths in Scotland such as endocrine (breast, prostate and ovarian); smoking related (lung, throat, oral) and gastrointestinal cancer.
The Beatson Translational Research Centre is being jointly developed by the University of Glasgow, the Beatson Institute, Cancer Research UK and the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board. Since the campaign was launched in the summer of 2007, over £1.5 million has been pledged.
Commenting, Jo said:
“The Great Scottish Run had a great atmosphere and I am delighted to have raised more than my target of £1,000 for the Pebble Appeal. I was also really impressed with my mum for running her first half marathon. A big thank you to everyone who has sponsored me, and there are still donations coming in, so if you do want to give to help find new treatments for cancer then please do visit my JustGiving page.”