Virtual run 2021

Virtual run 2021

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

As a part of the SCTS Virtual Annual Meeting 2021, we have partnered with Calon Heart Screening Wales to host a virtual 5 km run on the 8th of May 2021. The aim of the event is to raise awareness of cardiovascular diseases.

Heart Valve Voice and Calon Hearts Screening Wales 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 this common, serious, but treatable conditions, and save lives. The event is aimed at clinical staff in hospitals and people attending the SCTS meeting, however, anybody is welcome to donate and support the cause. 

If you would like to take part in the virtual run, get your ticket here.

If you would like to support this fundraiser, you can donate here.


As part of the virtual run, Heart Valve Voice patent advocate and Olympic athlete Roger Black will be producing a ‘Runner's Guide’, drawing on his wealth of experience to help runners prepare for race day. Roger Black said: “Delighted to support Heart Valve Voice, Calon Hearts 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 CEO Wil Woan and Director of Calon Heart Screening Wales Sharon Owen 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.”

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