HealthTrust Europe runners raise more than £3,000 to help fight childhood illness

Sporty HealthTrust Europe (HTE) employees have raised more than £3,000 for the charity Duchenne UK.

Eighteen staff, relatives and friends took part in a charity 5k and 10k run in Sutton Park on Saturday 17 November.

The funds were raised via a JustGiving page set up by HTE, which out of 16,855 fundraisers was in the top three per cent in the country for fundraising in November.

Duchenne UK funds research into treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) which is the most common genetic disease diagnosed in childhood and is caused by lack of the protein dystrophin that affects the entire body. The illness almost always affects boys, and they tend to be diagnosed before the age of five. There are around 2,500 patients in the UK and an estimated 300,000 worldwide.

An innovative healthcare solutions partner, HTE’s mission is to improve patient care by driving better value for healthcare providers. Through its market-leading Group Purchasing Organisation (GPO) model, as well as wider flexible spend solutions, HTE partners with healthcare providers to deliver the highest quality products that meet their needs at the best price available.

Through fundraising activities HTE has raised more than £6,000 so far this year for Duchenne UK, its chosen charity for 2018, and other worthy causes.

Anna Clark, HealthTrust Europe’s Director of Pharmacy, and an ambassador for the charity took part in the 5k run. She said:

“It was a great run for a great cause. Duchenne UK provides real hope to patients and parents in the face of adversity and are making significant inroads to prolonging and changing the lives of those living with DMD.

The support of HealthTrust Europe in raising both awareness and money during 2018 is incredible and really will contribute to the future landscape of this condition. I cannot express my gratitude enough for all of the support.”

Emily Crossley, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Duchenne UK said:

“We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at HealthTrust Europe for supporting Duchenne UK. We are a lean charity and extremely grateful for your support. You can rest assured that your fundraising WILL make a difference.

Our charity is spending money right now on research that could make a major difference to the thousands of boys born with DMD. We believe that we are at a breakthrough moment in the history of this disease, a point where treatments and possibly even a cure, are within reach.”

More information about the charity can be found on the Duchenne UK website.

HealthTrust Europe is part of HCA Healthcare, a leading international provider of healthcare services, who is driven by the care and improvement of human life. Our mission is to improve healthcare in the communities we serve through strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence. HealthTrust Europe operates as the UK arm of HealthTrust, who globally serves approximately 1,500 acute care facilities and more than 32,500 alternate care sites and leverages $39bn of spend to negotiate cost saving opportunities and best terms for its members.