CRY is the Cardiac Risk in the Young Charity. On Saturday they will Walk to raise money for this Excellent Cause.

On Saturday 31st September at 11am the Seventh annual CRY Durham Riverside Walk will take place with participants walking the 8-kilometre course around the City.

Walkers may sign up on the day to join in the fun of a lovely social event that will take in much of the historic skyline of Durham’s fair City.

CRY is a registered charity established for the purpose of,

    • Raising awareness of young sudden cardiac death amongst the general public and within the medical community
    • Providing appropriate support to affected families, including expert cardiac pathology
  • Increasing early diagnosis through cardiac screening for young people
  • Improving the management of young people identified with cardiac conditions
  • Furthering research into young sudden cardiac death

CRY state,

‘Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD).  CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds fast track referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.’

Please, turn out and support this excellent organisation that aims to transform the lives of young people living amongst us with the risk of Cardiac illness hanging over them. The walk will start and finishing at Durham Amateur Rowing Club.

Walkers wishing to take part should pop in at the Boathouse in Green Lane between 9:15 and 10 o’clock on Saturday.

Registration on the day costs £15 for adults, but is free of charge for accompanied under 16s.

Anyone not up to walking might like to take a stroll down and give the walkers a send-off. Donations will no doubt be welcome.

Please, give support.

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