Team Marnie-Moo is a very special team of runners, all driven by the memory of a very special, beautiful and strong little lady called Marnie.
Marnie Brace was born with a heart condition called hypotrophic cardiomyopathy and Noonans Syndrome. She fought very hard, whilst being the drive behind a significant campaign for Organ Donation. Marnie lost her fight at a mere 5 months old.
Daddy Nick, Mummy Amy, big brother Jonah and little brother Coby have vowed to keep her legacy going by giving back to those that supported them so tremendously during their stay in hospital. The family have raised hundreds for ECHO and we’re incredibly grateful.
The team completed the Milton Keynes Half Marathon/Marathon/Superhero Fun Run/ Rocket 5k/Marathon Relay in all colours of the rainbow! There is also a ‘Mini’ Team Marnie-Moo, a cohort of little runners completing the Superhero Fun Run which is a 1.5 mile race in Superhero fancy dress!
The Brace family are a very lucky family to have such wonderful friends and family, many of them have joined them in their efforts to keep Marnie’s legacy going.
Marnie really did have such a big impact on everyone she came across.
A message from Team Marnie Moo:
ECHO supported our family greatly during the months we lived in London when Marnie was at the Evelina. Our son Coby was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at the age of 4 months old. This unrelated disease hit our family hard, again. Another battle to face within 2 years of losing our precious Marnie. Lennox supported us in so many ways through chemotherapy, surgery and recovery. We are happy to say that Coby has been clear of cancer for a year and is thriving, an incredible little boy we are lucky to call ours. ECHO, the Evelina Children’s Heart Organisation is a very special charity that help families with children who suffer from a range of cardiac conditions. ECHO is regarded by many as a second family and for the Brace family this couldn’t be more true.
2020 lockdown challenge
While in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic events like the Virgin Money London Marathon have been cancelled, the team are taking on a challenge of doing 26.2 miles while in lock down! You can cheer them on by giving to their online fundraiser.
So Team… Ive probably gone mad but I’m going to do a marathon for Moo whilst in lock down… I will complete 26.2…
Thank you, by donating you’re changing the lives of those families being dealt the hardest of cards in life.