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Paris Half Marathon Run for Clarissa

it costs £7,000 for one day's cardiac screening by Cardiac Risk in the Young - that's 100 young people, one of whom may discover they have a life threatening heart condition which can be treated and save their life. This is less than the cost of a pair of football boots per person screened.

Clarissa lived her 21 years of life to the full. She loved running, keeping fit, hockey and grooving on the dance floor (much to the amusement of her friends). But she had an undiagnosed heart condition which nobody suspected least of all herself. The first she knew of it was when she had a sudden cardiac arrest while hiking in the S France and tragically she couldn't be revived.

Clarissa's cousin, Izzy, and I are running the half marathon in Paris on Sunday 3rd March covering Bastille and the Bois de Vincennes where Clarissa enjoyed running regularly while she lived in Paris during her languages year abroad from Cambridge. I did my first half marathon just over a year ago and thought that would be my last. We will do our best to make Clarissa proud and hope that her fiery spirit will spur us on through the inevitable pain. Please support this cause which will help to avert a similar tragedy to ours and which has affected hundreds of people touched by the loss of a young life just as it was blossoming. Thank you!

More information about Cardiac Risk in the Young: Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) was established in 1995 to prevent young sudden cardiac deaths (YSCD, SADS) through awareness, screening and research; and to support affected families. CRY funds fast-track services at the CRY Centre for Inherited Cardiovascular Conditions and Sports Cardiology and the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology.
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Hilary Nicholls
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England
Cardiac Risk in the Young
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