On the 6th June 2021, I will be swimming 2.4 miles - cycling 112 miles and running 26.2 miles against the clock to help the charity that supports families and other young children with eosinophilic diseases

After 3 difficult years, my 4-year-old son George was diagnosed with eosinophilic colitis, a rare gastrointestinal disease that affects around 3.3 people in 100,000 this condition. 

Currently, there is no known cure and no approved treatments.

This disease although invisible on the outside affects many aspects of Georges life.

EOS Network is a voluntary run charity, 100% of donations fund their mission to ensure that every person with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease receives a prompt accurate diagnosis, the right treatment for them, and support to live with their condition.

What they do

  • We provide information and support for people with Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases their families and carers, through our community hub, resources and events.
  • We provide a global platform for clinicians and researchers to connect and share the latest research and best evidence-based practice.
  • We provide educational resources and events for healthcare professionals to help them recognise symptoms, diagnose and treat Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases.
  • We work with patients and their carers, medical bodies, manufacturers and funders to ensure the patient’s voice is heard for decisions about treatment guidelines, the development and availability of medicines.

Your sponsorship will help secure the vision of a world where everyone with an Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease can eat without pain.

Theres no limit to what a dad will do to help his son!

2.4 mile swim - 112 mile cycle - 26.2 mile run

Mark Ward