On 8th November 2009, Denis Ignatjev and Graeme Whitty will run the original Marathon route in Greece (link) to help support the 30th anniversary of CRP. Funds contribute to treatment costs of poor patients at the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
In 2007 Graeme had the opportunity to meet with CRP founder, Valerie Taylor who has dedicated her career to the care, treatment and rehabilitation of the paralysed. Valerie is decorated with numerous awards; amongst many is O.B.E. (Order of the British Empire for her outstanding efforts providing holistic treatment for the paralysed) and also the “Shadhinota Dibosh Podok” the highest civilian award of Bangladesh.
During that trip Graeme had the opportunity to visit the CRP and witness the magnificent work undertaken by Valerie and the CRP overall.
Denis and Graeme like a challenge and in the summer of 2008 climbed the highest mountain in Europe raising money for CRP in the process (link). As we all know what goes up must come down so this time they are focusing on a ground challenge. Please help us raise funds for this most deserving of charitable causes.
Donate via Justgiving – http://www.justgiving.com/30YearsofCRPMarathonMission