Carol's Story

Endometriosis uk fundraiser at the brighton marathon

Carol was diagnosed with endometriosis last year after struggling through 8 years of pain. After her diagnosis, she became determined to raise awareness of endometriosis and raise money for Endometriosis UK. Carol ran the Brighton Marathon in her fabulous pink wig and tutu!

"After years of suffering, I wanted to raise money for Endometriosis UK and to help make more people aware of endometriosis."

Why I chose to fundraise for Endometriosis UK

After 8 years of struggling to find out what was causing all the pain that I was having, I was told I have endometriosis. After years of suffering, I wanted to raise money for Endometriosis UK and to help make more people aware of endometriosis. Even though I still have good days and bad it’s good to know what it is and that there is help out there, and through this I can help others that are still suffering.

How it went on the day

After having a lovely weekend in Brighton with my husband, the day arrived for the race and what a nice day it was! With nerves kicking in, I went with the crowd. Around the 18 mile mark I was met with a wave and a cheer which made my date, With a short stop for a photo I carried on fighting through the pain as my endometriosis pains had started to kick in, but gritting my teeth I carried on. I was slower than I planned, but I did manage to knock off ½ hour from last years’ time. Roll on next year!

– Carol

Endometriosis UK fundraiser celebrates crossing the finish line at the Brighton Marathon