King's College Hospital Charity - Annual Report & Accounts 2019-20 - Flipbook - Page 2
Remembering Mark Thornberry
Mark Thornberry was the epitome of determination. He
was determined to continue his passion for ultra-running,
despite being told in 2017 that he had just a few months
to live. He was determined to use this passion to raise vital
funds for liver cancer research, and he was determined
to keep on living.
Rising to the challenge, Mark defied the odds and over
the next three years went on to raise over £100,000 for
King’s College Hospital Charity by running many gruelling
national and international long-distance events, and
inspiring others to do the same.
Mark sadly passed away in June 2020, but his amazing
legacy will ensure that scientists at our world-renowned
Institute of Liver Studies will gain a greater understanding
of liver cancer and hopefully develop more targeted
and effective treatments for future patients.
It was an honour to support Mark throughout his
incredible fundraising efforts and ensure that
he was able to see work start on the research he
fought so hard to fund.”
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