Joanne McBride

Joanne McBride

Kicking Kawasaki 2017


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting our page[/p] [p]This year I will be undertaking some personal challenges and other events in order to raise as much as we can for Kawasaki Disease Research, with the aim of helping the research teams kick Kawasaki's butt once and for all.[/p] [p]My daughter Freya was 7 weeks old when she became sick in May 2015.  She was diagnosed with Kawasaki Disease 13 days later, missing the ciritical 10-day window for effective treatment which reduces the risk of coronary complications.  Freya's heart was damaged as a result of the disease, and will require life-long treatment and care.[/p] [p]A unique team, led by Professor Jane C. Burns, MD ( Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego USA ) and [b]Professor Michael Levin[/b] ( Imperial College London)  have combined the research expertise of [b]two world leading research groups with long term commitment to research on Kawasaki disease[/b].[/p] [p]Through a collaborative program of work they aim to:[/p] [ul] [li]discover the cause of Kawasaki Disease [/li] [li]develop a diagnostic test [/li] [li]understand the genetic basis of Kawasaki Disease [/li] [li]develop new treatments.[/li] [/ul] [p]Efforts to advance Kawasaki Disease research will also go twice as far thanks to the Gordon and Marilyn Macklin Foundation. The Macklin Foundation has given The Kawasaki research collaboration an incredible opportunity to rapidly advance Kawasaki Disease research by matching gifts dollar for dollar up to $2.5 million! Every £ we raise here in the UK goes to Imperial College, with the amount being matched in $ for the US side of the research program![/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt][i]You can sponsor me through Virgin Money Giving, and donations will be quicly processed and passed to the charity COSMIC who are collecting for the research here in the UK.  Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf wheere the donor is eligible for this.  [/i][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. I will share the link each time I advertise a new event.  I will be running in the Manchester 10km in May, our local village 6.5km in June, and hoping to participate in some other physical challenges later in the year.[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]Thank you[/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0.833em 0px; padding: 0px;"[gt]Jo McBride, and Freya[/p]


Personal Challenge Date

31 Dec 2017



Dec 23, 2017



plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Dec 23, 2017

Freya’s Story

Donated in lieu of purchasing Christmas cards this year. A much better use of my money than pieces of card that are binned within a week of Christmas! For Freya and all the Kawasaki children x


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2017



plus £30.00 Gift Aid

Jul 16, 2017


Jo you are doing a fantastic job of raising awareness of Kawasaki disease and you should be so proud of you and your family .... well done! Xx

Jul 13, 2017

Jackie and Nick

Jun 7, 2017



plus £10.00 Gift Aid

May 30, 2017

Julie and Abbie Griffiths

Well done Jo and Jo. Xxx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 29, 2017

The Moodys

Go for it Jo!! What a women! Wishing you all the luck in the world for future fundraisers. From our family to yours. X


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2017

Daz and Louise McBride

Good luck today Joanne!! Love from all of us xx


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 28, 2017

Natalie Irwin

Thinking of you today Jo! A fantastic amount raised so far, well done. Good luck with the race! Stay safe. Love Nat xx


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

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