TV star Joe Crowley is joining the Anthony Nolan team for the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon.
As the Official Charity partner for the iconic London race, Anthony Nolan is hoping to raise £1 million through the efforts of its runners in 2014: funds which will directly impact on patients’ lives.
Joe has been a roving reporter for BBC1’s The One Show for several years as well as fronting Holiday Hit Squad and Britain's Empty Homes also for BBC, and is an active supporter of blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan. He is particularly passionate about the need for young men to join the UK bone marrow register.
Joe joins British actress Kellie Shirley as we launch our 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon partnership with a call for runners to enter the ballot on the 29th April at www.virginlondonmarathon.com.
Joe Crowley, said: ‘Running 26.2 miles might not be my idea of a stroll in the park, but it is something I’ve wanted to achieve for a long time. I’ve always worried that the unpredictable nature of my TV work might get in the way of training, but I also suspect that's been something of an excuse on my behalf!
‘When I found out that lifesaving blood cancer charity Anthony Nolan had been chosen as the official charity for the 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon, I saw it as a sign: the time for excuses is over! I’ll be honoured to run and raise money for such a fantastic cause and I would encourage anyone thinking of taking on the marathon to join team Anthony Nolan. Together we can help cure blood cancer, mile by mile.’
Mary Campbell, Head of Events at Anthony Nolan, said: ‘The 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon will see Anthony Nolan field its largest ever team of runners. Ballot entry opens on the 29th April, so visit www.virginlondonmarathon.com and tick us. If you miss out, we have guaranteed places available so please visit www.milebymile.org to find out more about how you could help cure blood cancer. ‘
Watch our launch video: