October 19: Well done to the marathon men and women

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From: Lara Dobson, Area Fundraising Manager, Diabetes UK North of England.

I AM writing to offer my congratulations to all of the amazing runners who made the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon such a great success.

I especially want to say a massive well done and thank you to the brave runners who took part on behalf of Diabetes UK, the charity that cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of all people affected by diabetes.

Thousands of people took part in the 26.2 mile course which took runners past some of York’s splendid historic sites and along scenic country lanes.

I’d also like to thank the
 Team Diabetes UK supporters who were out in force to 
cheer their heroes to the finish line.

The money raised by our amazing marathon runners will go towards helping to make life better for the 3.9 million people living with diabetes in the UK, as well as the further 590,000 who have Type 2 diabetes but do not yet know it. Diabetes is a serious condition and if not managed properly it can lead to major complications such as amputation, heart disease and blindness.