On Saturday the 14th November 2020, 175 participants started to clock up the miles by walking, running, hiking, cycling and jogging. The 12 A Week Challenge took place during Raising Awareness Week which ran from 14th November-22nd November 2020.
Each of the 12 miles completed represented the 12 young sudden cardiac deaths that happen every week.
Congratulations and well done to everyone who completed the 12 A Week Challenge. Your efforts have been amazing and we are pleased to announce that a fantastic total of £26,800 has been raised to date, by all 175 participants. We are so grateful to each and every one of you who took part and to your friends and family who supported you through this challenge as raising awareness for CRY is vital.
As the week went on, participants shared photos and updates of their challenge in the Team CRY Fundraising Group on Facebook. Participants congratulated each other, shared their stories and reasons for taking part. For many participants, taking on the event was a mix of emotions as the miles were completed, remembering those who have suddenly died.
We heard stories from participants who added to the challenge by walking 12 miles a day, 10k to mark 10 years of a family member, 12 miles x 12 days and many more in memory of someone special and to support CRY. In total, over 2,100 miles were completed.