The Big Run is 10 marathons in 10 days and the aim is to raise awareness and sponsorship for Progeria Family Circle (UK). This is a debilitating condition that causes the body to age at an accelerated rate and has dominated the young lives of 14-year old Hayley Okines and 13-year old Harry Crowther. In April 2012, Charlotte Okines, sister of Hayley, and her friend Becky Reid will run from Harry’s home in Yorkshire to Hayley’s home county of Kent – a total of 272 miles.
Mum reveals final moments of inspirational teen Hayley Okines
Free Book -Old Before My Time: Hayley Okines' Life with Progeria by Hayley and Kerry Okines, by Alison Stokes, Hayley Okines and Kerry Okines, is free in the Kindle store, courtesy of UK publisher Accent Press.