September 2023

Running for research!

We are delighted to announce that Professor Sinéad Langan will run the famous London Marathon to raise money for our skin disease research programme. 

Having previously applied three times for one of the most sought-after marathon places in the world, Sinéad is thrilled to finally be able to run the iconic route for a cause close to her heart. As someone who has received British Skin Foundation grants for her own research in the past, she knows just how important the BSF’s tireless fundraising is and how important it is for grassroots skin research.

She explains: 

The London Marathon will be a huge challenge for me – although I run regularly this will be my longest by far! Despite the major burden of skin diseases, we all know that they remain neglected in terms of research funding, so I would be really grateful for any support you can give the British Skin Foundation.

Support Sinéad's fundraising 

The physical aspect is just half of the challenge, raising funds in this tough financial climate is a daunting undertaking of its own. So please check out Sinéad’s fundraising page for updates as she prepares for the run of a lifetime!

 Support Sinéad!

Matthew Patey, British Skin Foundation Chief Executive Officer says:

We’re delighted to have Sinéad take part in this event for our charity. She knows first hand just how important our work is for researchers and patients alike, and we wish her the best of luck.

Professor Sinéad Langan

Sinéad is a Consultant Dermatologist at the world-renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology in London. She is also a Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine at the University of London. 

With special thanks to:

The Skin Health Alliance and ATG glove Solutions for donating £5,000 each to support Sinéad's fundraising efforts! Their contributions highlight the importance of collaborative efforts towards skin health research and treatment.


Donate to BSF research    Visit Sinéad’s fundraising page here.

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