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Desperate for walk volunteers.

NEXT month on Saturday, October 3, charity supporters - many of whom will have been tragically affected by young sudden cardiac death in their family - will take to the streets of Durham for the 6th annual CRY Durham Riverside Walk.

However, this year, the success of this event hangs in the balance due to an unprecedented lack of volunteers - leading event organisers from Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) to put a call out to the people of Durham and the North East to step forward and to offer to help out on the day!

CRY was founded in 1995 with a clear mission of preventing young sudden cardiac death in young people. Statistics show that every week in the UK, at least 12 young people (that is aged 35 and under) die suddenly from a previously undiagnosed heart condition.

In 80% of these cases, there will have been no warning signs or symptoms, which is why CRY believes that screening is so vitally important. Indeed, CRY's pioneering screening programme now tests around 17,000 young people aged 14 -35 every year.

Volunteers are desperately needed to help with Marshalling along the route (details at www.cr-y.org.uk/durhamwalk), as well as setting up, checking in participants, giving out refreshments, handing out certificates, and staffing CRY's stand at Durham Outdoor Market and the CRY merchandise stand. Qualified First Aiders are also required.

The event begins at 12noon, taking a 7km circular route, starting and finishing at Durham Amateur Rowing Club.

CARA MACMILLAN and REBECCA ZOUVANI, CRY fundraising team Email: events@c-r-y.org.uk

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 23, 2015
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