Fiona runs half marathon in aid of Pulmonary Hypertension
Fiona based in our Purchasing Department is running the Robin Hood Half Marathon on the 30th September 2018 in aid of Pulmonary Hypertension charity Mater Hospital.
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare lung disorder in which the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrowed, making it difficult for blood to flow through the vessels. As a result, the blood pressure in these arteries, called pulmonary arteries, rises far above normal levels. This abnormally high pressure strains the right ventricle of the heart, causing it to expand in size. Overworked and enlarged, the right ventricle gradually becomes weaker and loses its ability to pump enough blood to the lungs. This could lead to the development of right heart failure.
Fiona – “I want to help people suffering from Pulmonary Hypertension; this includes my Auntie Kathleen who is truly an inspiration to all. I also want to bring awareness to others about the disease”.
2M Holdings have supported Fiona by matching her initial target.