The marathon efforts of Chai Cancer Care supporters have raised over £39,000 for the charity.
Ten dedicated runners have raised over £39,000 for Chai Cancer Care after taking to the streets at this year’s TCS London Marathon. The funds go a long way in helping the Jewish community’s cancer support organisation to provide services for patients affected by a cancer diagnosis along with their families and friends.
The Team Chai runners included Justin Saunders who has raised over £4,800: “It was a hugely emotional and inspiring day where the incredible work of the people at Chai meant more than ever,” he explained. “I feel so incredibly proud to have run in memory of my sister-in-law for such a wonderful charity.”
Flying in from Israel to take part, Ariel Shapiro also raised £1,300: “Having seen several family members battle cancer, it’s an honour to run for Chai. Knowing that the money raised will improve the emotional welfare of cancer patients makes the many hours of training worthwhile.”
Louise Hager, Chai’s Chairman, said: “I’d like to congratulate and thank each runner for their unwavering dedication and commitment to Chai. Training during the summer heatwave is no easy feat and their achievements are truly awe-inspiring!
“Their fantastic efforts help ensure that Chai can continue to be here step by step for all those who need to turn to us.”