Sisters Lynnette Pickett and Nicky Baker took part in both the 2021 London Landmarks Half Marathon and the London Marathon, raising over £4,000!
Four generations of their family have been diagnosed with PKD. Their grandmother died at 38. Their mum and maternal aunt have received kidney and liver transplants thanks to the generosity of organ donors. Both sisters have inherited PKD and are doing all they can to raise awareness and raise funds.
Lynnette Pickett and Nicky Baker
Lynnette says: “I have developed a love for running over the years which not only keeps my body healthy but also my mental health. In 2019, my sister and I ran a Half Marathon every month for 12 months to raise money for the PKD Charity and in 2021 we took on the London Half and the full Marathon.
A couple of the tributes made by Lynnette and Nicky
"For the Marathon, we wanted to stand out amongst the runners. We wore handmade purple and green tutus adorned with the names of PKD patients past and present. We asked people to send us names of those who lost their battle with PKD, wrote them on a kidney shaped card and pinned them to our tutus - so they were there with us on the day.
Running the London Marathon has been a dream and an item on my bucket list for a while and I was immensely excited (and slightly nervous) to being able to fulfil this dream.”
Thank you Lynnette and Nicky, and good luck with your next runs which we know you are planning!
There are many ways you can support the PKD Charity's work by fundraising. Visit the PKD Charity website for details of challenge events such as the London Marathon and great fundraising ideas.
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