It's 14 months since the 12 in 12 started, and as we are nearing the end of 2016 (thank God!) I guess I, like so many other people are getting a bit reflective and excited that we can finally close the door on this year. Because it has been a crapper.
With the 12 in 12 in mind though I got to thinking about what we have achieved, and it really is We because if it wasn't for so many of the people who have been involved (in any capacity) it wouldn't have been what it has been. So here are some of the statistics of what has been done and how it relates.
4 The shortest number of days between marathons
6 The number of pairs of trainers I have gone through. This is the same as the number of people who are diagnosed with MND EVERY DAY in the UK
13 The number of marathons run, almost the same as the number of pounds (£15) to run the MND Connect Evening helpline
350 - The number of miles raced, in pounds this could buy 10 sets of adapted cutlery to help someone with MND continue to feed themselves, or pay for 7 days laboratory equipment for research.
5127 - The number of pounds raised, a little more than 5000 which is the number of people living with MND at anyone time in UK
What has been done is amazing, and there is so much more than can still be done. One final statistic though an done that terrifies me most. 14 months ago the 12 in 12 began, had I or you been diagnosed 14 months ago, the chances are that we wouldn't be here now. None of what we have achieved would have been done, but it has and I am truly grateful for this.
Statistics taken from www.mndscotland.org.uk and www.MNDA.org.uk