This year, Heart Valve Voice advocate Marina McGrath has decided to take on a marathon of challenges to mark her 70th birthday and raise money for Heart Valve Voice. Every month until November, Marina will take on a different challenge to highlight the quality of life after heart valve disease treatment, starting with a 180-mile virtual walk from her home in Sale to the hospital in London where she was treated.
Since her first valve replacement in 2014, Marina has been a passionate advocate for Heart Valve Voice and a voice for valve patients up and down the country. She’s spoken in parliament, volunteered at testing events, appeared on TV, radio and in the newspaper, and supported other valve patients and their families during their valve disease journey.
Now, Marina wants to highlight how her valve disease treatment has changed her life for the better.
So, throughout 2024 until her 70th birthday in November, Marina will face a series of physical challenges. From abseiling down Liverpool Football Stadium to walking across canyons in Wales, completing the Manchester 10k and walking the distance from her home in Sale to the hospital in London where she was treated, Marina is making it her mission to highlight the power of positive ageing.
For every £1000 Marina raises, Heart Valve Voice has pledged to educate 100,000 over 65s on the symptoms of heart valve disease and what to do if they or anyone they know experience them. So donate today and support Marina as she takes on her biggest challenge yet - every pound donated could save a life!