CRY Update 76 reports on all news, events and fundraising from May to August 2018.
We had plenty of highlights in all areas through the summer. CRY’s research continues to make an impact, including Dr Aneil Malhotra’s paper on the incidence and causes of young sudden cardiac death in adolescent footballers, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine and featured on the BBC News 10 o’clock News. You can read more about this research on pages 8-9.
To explain some of our research even further, we also have two interviews in this issue, with Professor Mary Sheppard from the CRY Centre for Cardiac Pathology (pages 16-17) and Dr Malhotra (pages 18-19).
On June 19, CRY’s message was taken to Scottish Parliament, as Abby Lang was chosen to give the “Time for Reflection” speech after her work to rally major MP support for CRY. You can read her speech on page 5.
We also had two of our biggest events of the year in this period. On June 24 we hosted the 12th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk, with 1,375 walkers taking part. We were also pleased to have CRY Patron Kathryn Harries in attendance, who spoke before the event and led walkers off the start line. You can read a write-up of the event on page 20.
To bring July to a close, we had 66 cyclists represent CRY at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46 and 100 event. You can read a full write-up of the day on page 23.
For her Update 76 column, CRY Founder Alison Cox wrote about the impact of CRY’s Centre for Cardiac Pathology on grieving families.