Issue 83 of the CRY Update reports on all news, events and fundraising from September to December 2020.
Even with continued restrictions and lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CRY’s supporters remained active and engaged as always to raise funds and awareness however they could.
On October 16, we held an online version of the annual CRY International Medical Conference, with talks from CRY Research Fellows and other leading experts in sports cardiology and young sudden cardiac death being broadcast live through the day. You can find out more and watch videos of all the presentations from the day on page 12.
As always, our Raising Awareness Week in November was a great time to spread word of CRY, with supporters doing what they could to raise awareness in their local areas and through social media. We also introduced a new event: the 12 A Week Challenge. 175 participants took on the challenge of completing 12 miles through Raising Awareness Week by either walking, running or cycling, and raised a fantastic total of over £26,800! You can read more on page 14.
In her column in this issue of the Update, CRY Founder Alison Cox spoke with two CRY supporters about their experiences dealing with the shock and grief that came following the sudden death of a child. You can read this touching piece on page 8.
The Our Fundraisers section of this issue begins on page 17.
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