CRY Update 79 reports on all news, events and fundraising from May to August 2019.
In May, we found out that CRY had been selected for the Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant in 10 regions across the country, which gave people a chance to vote to support CRY using their tokens after shopping. You can read more on page 4.
Later in the month, we hosted the first CRY Family Research day. Some of our supporters were able to come and listen to presentations from our doctors to learn more about the impact of CRY’s research. You can read more on page 16.
In June, we had one of the biggest events of our year with the 13th annual CRY Heart of London Bridges Walk. We also moved to a new start and finish venue this year at Southwark Park, which was also the location for the first CRY Family Picnic after the walk. You can read a full write-up of the event on page 18.
The drop-in event at Parliament we held later in the month had an excellent turnout, with 50 MPs attending to learn more about CRY and sign our pledge to establish a national strategy for the prevention of young sudden cardiac death. You can find out more about this event on page 23.
Finally, our last big event for the period was the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey on August 4th, with 35 cyclists representing CRY. You can read more on page 20.
For her column in this issue of the Update, featured on page 14, CRY Founder Alison Cox wrote about the story of CRY’s myheart cardiologist Dr Michael Papadakis.