Croxley resident Tammy Kustow is set to take on London’s Royal Parks Half Marathon for a charity close to her heart later this month.
Alongside her 13-mile run, she is raising money for The Cure Parkinson’s Trust (CPT), as her mother has been living with the life-changing condition since the age of 61.
A keen runner, Tammy has completed the Royal Parks Half Marathon back in 2016 and the Oxford Half Marathon last year, both for CPT.
Tammy said: “I’ve been running consistently all year, but I’ve stepped up the distance over the past few weeks. It gives me time to think and breathe and be mindful. I love it.”
Tammy has experienced first-hand the life-changing effects of Parkinson’s due to her mother’s condition which is why she is supporting the charity who are dedicated to finding a cure.
She added: “Parkinson’s is an unpleasant, progressive disease which affects my mum on a daily basis. She doesn’t complain; is brave and amazing even on days when the symptoms get the better of her.”
The Royal Parks Half Marathon, on October 16, is taken on by over 16,000 runners each year, and all, alongside Tammy will be hoping for perfect weather.
“Hopefully the sun will shine, and the weather will be autumnal, crisp and beautiful,” said Tammy. “Perfect running weather in my mind.”
Helen Matthews, deputy CEO of CPT, said: “Fundraising support is absolutely critical for the charity to enable us to achieve our goal. We aim to cure Parkinson’s and the only way we will do this is through the help of all our supporters – it’s as simple as that.”
If you would like to support Tammy’s effort and donate to CPT’s pioneering research, please visit justgiving.com/fundraising/TammyK