Storksak participates in the mud run!

On Saturday 20th September the girls at Storksak got together and we prepared to get covered in mud as we ran the Race for Life Pretty Muddy Run in Finsbury park!

We were raising money for our amazing accountant Jo Naji’s brave little boy Zak, who has battled through a rare form of brain cancer, Medulloblastioma.

In September last year, when Zak had a lot of headaches, Jo took him to A&E. It was discovered after undergoing a CT scan that Zak had a brain tumour.  After undergoing his first surgery, tragically it was discovered that Zak’s cancer had spread to his spine, and he had to endure more surgery to help the fluid in his brain.

Zak

 

After three lots of surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, it’s wonderful that Zak is now free of his cancer.

We are so pleased that Zak is now in remission, but there are around 500 children that are diagnosed with brain cancer every year. The lack of funding in place for paediatric cancers means that if Zak relapses there is no further treatment available to him in the UK.

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours, to help more children and adults like Zak. Currently only 2% of Cancer Research in the UK is dedicated to brain tumours, so it’s time for us to do what we can to help!

We had an amazing day, made extra special by having Zak himself there to cheer us on, and his two sisters joining us all for the race!

Storksak in the mud run

So far we have raised an amazing £1,330, thanks to the generosity of friends and family. Our Just Giving page is still open so pleasedonate to this amazing cause if you can.