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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year

Good luck to our Great North Runners!

Good luck to all of our wonderful supporters taking part in the Great North Run today.

We’d like to thank all of the amazing supporters who are running this iconic race for Brain Tumour Research. We’ll be cheering you on as you cross the finish line.

Amongst those lacing up is Annie Slinn (pictured), who is running in memory of her beloved mum. Judith was diagnosed with a grade two astrocytoma brain tumour in 2011. She underwent radiotherapy initially and later surgery and chemotherapy when the tumour was found to have become high-grade. Despite all the treatment, nothing could save her and Judith passed away in May 2016, aged 54.

Annie, a former PR Officer at Brain Tumour Research, said: “Mum lived for five years after being diagnosed and, in the last two months, wasn’t able to walk or communicate.

“Throughout this time, she was so strong and always put me and my sister Beth first. Losing her was the hardest thing – I miss her more than words can say - but it made me who I am and I hope I make her proud.”

Good luck again to all our Fighting Force runners today. We know you’ll smash it!

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