Alan’s ‘Olympic’ Run
“My family have been telling me to get fit and to get my running shoes back on!” said Alan Wheat. “So, I rose to the challenge and ran in the 2008 Sydney Marathon on Sunday 21st September after setting myself two goals – To finish and to raise $5000 for the Trish Multiple Sclerosis Research Foundation.”
Alan raised $6,000 running the London Marathon in 2003 for his brother-in-law Alex Berry, who at the time was suffering from MS.
“In 2005, Alex’s family including his wife and two daughters lost a husband, father, son, brother to MS,” Alan said. “It’s in Alex’s memory that Fee and I continue to raise funds for the Trish Foundation in the pursuit of a cure for MS.”
Donations came in abundance for Alan’s mammoth effort, enabling him to exceed his goal of raising $5,000 for the Trish Foundation’s research.
“The thought of running 42kms (26 miles 385 yards) for such a worthwhile cause, really did help me to the finish line,” Alan said.
Thank you to Alan Wheat, Fiona Berry and all the generous people who have made donations, considerably boosting the Foundation’s funds for research.