Alex Dowsett’s #PerfectHour record attempt it tomorrow. We are all getting pretty excited about the prospect of a world record being held by someone with Haemophilia! It was exciting enough when he got his time trial gold at the Commonwealth Games but now he is taking on the world!
On the same day as his record attempt Alex will attend another event to launch a public awareness campaign, which Haemophilia Scotland is also supporting. The Mile for Haemophilia: Your Personal Best campaign is being run by Pfizer to show that with appropriate care, management and treatment, people with Haemophilia can live a full life.
Lots of people with a bleeding disorder couldn’t contemplate the sorts of extreme physical challenges which Alex overcomes as many older people have reduced mobility caused by damaged joints. That is why the campaign will focus on personal bests, rather than how far you can go.
The campaign will run from the 1st to the 30th of June and hopes to encourage 650 people in Scotland (roughly the number of people with Haemophilia in Scotland) to pledge to do a personal best in support of people living with Haemophilia.
Speaking ahead of the launch, Alex Dowsett said,
As someone living with Haemophilia, I can’t stress enough how important exercise is in managing the condition and leading a health, active live. This is something I feel really passionate about and I would encourage everyone to get involved, spread the work and pledge their personal best. The campaign will also help to raise money for people with Haemophilia”1
You can get involved by visiting the Miles for Haemophilia website and making your personal best pledge today. You can pledge to do anything you like. It can be anything from very active things like cycling, running, swimming, or climbing to achievements like walking a bit further, gardening a bit longer, or even working harder on your physio. The campaign is for everyone but if you have a bleeding disorder you might want to discuss your plan with your Haemophilia Centre.
So what are you waiting for? Get pledging!
1. Pfizer Ltd have pledged to make a donation to Haemophilia Scotland