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Brighton Marathon 2019 - Jack Hudson

12th April 2019

This Sunday Jack Hudson will be joining #TeamGeorges to run the Brighton Marathon in support of the St George’s Hospital’s General Intensive Care Unit (GICU). Jack is running in memory of his friend’s sister Molly, who sadly passed away at 19 from Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis – a rare blood disease that attacks and destroys the entire body. You can read more about Molly’s story here.


After their  tragic loss, Molly’s parents set up ‘Molly’s Smile Fund’ through St George’s Hospital Charity with the aim of showing their appreciation to GICU for the incredible care Molly received in her last days. So far they have transformed the once dreary waiting room into an area that is colourful and uplifting for the families visiting, providing a small comfort during a difficult time. Not stopping there, the Molly’s Smile Fund team have now set their sights on transforming the courtyard looking onto GICU into a natural oasis of calm and peace.


Jack’s funds from the Brighton Marathon will go towards making this dream a reality. Not ordinarily a runner he previously described his marathon experience as “only extending as far as watching the full Lord of the Rings trilogy”. However running for a good cause and in support of his friend has provided a source of motivation to run more frequently and further than he ever would without it previously.


In order to take on the immense task of 26 miles, Jack has a strict 4-runs-per-week training plan – increasing his mileage by 10-20% until he reaches 21 miles. He promises us he “honestly can’t wait for the marathon” and just hopes his old knee injury doesn’t play up and stop him from finishing.


All of us at St George’s Hospital Charity wish Jack the best of luck and cannot wait to cheer him along this Sunday!


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