Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee is joining the fight against heart disease by taking on the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon to help raise money for the our life saving research.
The Sky Sunrise and Sky Sports presenter, 38, from Ladbroke Grove in London, will be pounding the pavements this October as she gets set to take on the 13.1-mile running challenge to raise vital funds in the fight against heart disease.
The Royal Parks Half Marathon route will take in some of the capital’s most famous sites such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.
Sarah-Jane is running the half marathon alongside her friend Michelle Garnier from Forest Hill in Lewisham whose father died from a heart attack in 2010.
Sarah-Jane said: “I’m extremely proud to be taking on this challenge for the BHF. I’m really looking forward to the big day and its a fantastic feeling to know that every mile I run, and every pound I raise, will help bring us a step closer to beating heart disease.
“Sadly my friend Michelle has experienced first-hand just how devastating, and heartless, heart disease can be. That’s why we’re going to give it everything we’ve got in October and raise as much money as we can for the BHF’s life saving research.”
Michelle added: “My dad’s death was very sudden and unfortunately he had the heart disease for quite some time but it lay undetected. It really is a silent killer.
“I think dad would be very proud. He was a very active man and running was in our family. He would have been on the finish line cheering us on!”
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