Saturday, May 22, 2010

Medievalists running to support MS treatment and research

A group of medieval historians from the University of St Andrews are preparing to swap their gowns for shorts at the Edinburgh marathon on Sunday, May 23rd.

Running in aid of MS Scotland, in support of a former student who has multiple sclerosis, the group have almost raised their target of £2,000.

They will run as four teams, called The Medievalists, Dry Island Buffalo Jump, Medieval Fury/ Team Jumieges and Dead on Arrival.

They said, "We chose to run for MS Scotland as Multiple Sclerosis affects one of our former students. We hope to raise money to fund further research into the condition. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. Around 85,000 people in the UK have MS. In Scotland it is estimated that there are 10,500 people with MS – more people per capita than anywhere else in the world."

Currently, the group has raised £1,739.52 and have almost reached their goal.

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Source: University of St Andrews