Paul Mee runs 2017 London Marathon for Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund

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Epidemiologist and Data Scientist Dr Paul Mee ran the 2017 London Marathon and raised over £2000 for the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund.

Paul, a Research Fellow at LSHTM, attended the Stephen Lawn Memorial Lecture at the School on 13 March 2017. The lecture was organised to honour the life and work of Professor Stephen Lawn, who died from brain cancer in September 2016. At the lecture Paul gained an insight into Steve Lawn’s life and work, and found that they had very similar research interests.

Prior to attending the lecture Paul had already signed up to run the 2017 London Marathon. However, after learning that Steve was a keen marathon and ultra marathon runner who had run the 2014 London Marathon, Paul decided to use his place in the marathon to raise money for the Stephen Lawn Memorial Fund. Money raised by the fund is used to provide an annual lecture by a leading authority in TB and a monetary prize for an upcoming researcher.

Paul ran the 26.2 mile route from Blackheath to Westminister, on Sunday 23rd April and crossed the finish line at 3 hours and 10 minutes – a personal best! He had aimed to raise £2000 through his JustGiving page and thanks to the generosity of friends, family, School staff and supporters, he reached and exceeded his target.

It is still possible to make a donation to Paul Mee’s JustGiving page, all funds raised will be matched by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

We would like to say a big thank you to Paul for his time, commitment and contribution to continuing the legacy of Steve Lawn.

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