The Herts Advertiser, 29th April 2020
The postponement of the London Marathon has prompted the Cornmell family of St. Albans to take on the 2.6 challenge for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Based on the distance of the marathon, the challenge sees the family doing a range of activities including running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout for 26 friends. Anita, Steve and their children Jo, Jenny and Billy have also been climbing the stairs 20 times every day until the kids are able to return to their regular activities. Anita has taken part in many fundraising activities for CRY since her father passed away of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) 11 years ago.
“My dad sadly passed away 11 years ago so my three children never got to meet him – but they know all about him and are so excited to be taking part,” said Anita. “It feels great to be raising funds and awareness to support CRY’s vital work during these difficult times.”
CRY’s Chief Executive Steven Cox stated: “We will be with Anita and her family every step of the way as they endeavour to raise awareness and funds to help reduce the incidence of young sudden cardiac death. On behalf of everyone at CRY, I would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the Cornmells.”