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SCTS virtual run 2022

Friday 22nd April 2022

As a part of the SCTS Annual Meeting 2022, we will be holding a sponsored run, encouraging participants to run 5 km and help raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases.

Heart Valve Voice and SCTS are inviting delegates of the SCTS meeting to come together and participate in a virtual run to raise money for awareness-raising activities across the UK.

Despite affecting millions of people in the UK, awareness of cardiovascular diseases remains low, so your fundraising will help to improve awareness of these common, serious, but treatable conditions and save lives. The event is aimed at anyone affected by heart valve disease, not just people attending the SCTS meeting.

Delegates and the public are invited to complete their run any time between 5-12 May and can invite their friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them via our JustGiving Page

If you would like to register your time for this run on Stava and join the running club for this event, you can do so here

We invite all participants to share pictures of their run on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn, using the hashtag #SCTS2022.

As part of the virtual run, Heart Valve Voice patent advocate and Olympic athlete Roger Black said: “I’m delighted to support Heart Valve Voice and SCTS in this great initiative. Having lived with heart valve disease since I was a child, I know the importance of raising awareness of the condition and the support clinicians offer to patients during their treatment, like myself. I’m wishing all the participants good luck with the run and hope everybody has a great time.”

Heart Valve Voice Executive Director, Wil Woan, said: “Thank you to SCTS for partnering with us on this exciting event. Events like this provide a platform to raise awareness of the condition and the importance of recognising red flag symptoms. The money raised will enable us to deliver information and resources to more patients and support them and their families through their treatment pathway.”