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The half marathon starts on Pall Mall and winds its way around some of the most iconic sights of the capital. All the roads will be closed as over 13,000 runners pound their way around a course that takes in St Paul’s Cathedral, Bank of England, The Gherkin, Tower of London and back along the Embankment past the London Eye to the finish line outside Downing Street.
If you are (or know) a runner that would like to fundraise for us, signup here.
Every Addison’s runner will get free entry to the race, an ADSHG T-Shirt plus a box of ADSHG fundraising swag. For the fastest overall time in our team, we’ll also be awarding a special prize – one for ladies and one for men. And there’ll be an extra special prize for the person who raises the most money for our charity by the end of April.
So, what are you waiting for? Get involved!
It’s going to be an amazing day – and everyone can get involved! And you don’t have to be able to run, to help….
We’ll be assembling a group of ADSHG supporters to cheer on our team, raise awareness with spectators and raise some funds on the day. So if you fancy a day out to cheer on our team & make some new friends just come along – we’d love to see you there! Just save the date - Sunday 24th March 2019 in Central London.

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Come and join our social get together in Shoreham-by-Sea.
Our fantastic volunteer Wendy has kindly arranged this meet-up. Please RSVP to Wendy if you are able to join, we hope to see you there!
To see Wendy's contact details and full location information, please log-in to view the members calendar. You can click HERE to be taken direct to the member's calendar event.
If you aren't yet a member but are interested in coming along to this meeting, join the ADSHG today and give our charity a stronger voice! www.addisons.org.uk/join
No group in your area? Why not set up your own? If you would like to host a meeting local to you, we can help! Please get in touch on: socials@addisons.org.uk.

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Born on 8 March 1886 in the US state of Connecticut, Edward Kendall graduated from Columbia Univrsity with a PhD in Chemistry in 1910. In 1914 he went to work at the Mayo Foundation in Rochester, where he stayed until his retirement in 1951. His official biography on the Nobel website reports:
"Kendall's name will always be associated with his isolation of thyroxine, the active principle of the thyroid gland, but he is also known for his crystallization of glutathione, the chemical nature of which he established, and also for his work on the oxidation systems in animals. Perhaps his greatest achievement, however, was his work on the hormones of the cortex of the adrenal glands. Chemical investigation of the adrenal cortex was carried out simultaneously but independently by Kendall and T. Reichstein with their associates. The former at the Mayo Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota; the latter at Zurich, Switzerland.  
After many years the hormones of the adrenal cortex were isolated, identified, and prepared by synthetic methods in small amounts. Subsequently, they were made commercially on a scale sufficiently large to permit a study of their physiological effects. Previous to this, Dr. Philip Hench, also at the Mayo Foundation, had observed that patients who had rheumatoid arthritis were sometimes relieved if they developed jaundice. In women, rheumatoid arthritis was sometimes relieved during pregnancy. When one of the hormones of the adrenal cortex was given to patients by Dr. Hench, the anti-inflammatory effect of the compound, cortisone, was discovered.  
It was then found that many other diseases of an inflammatory nature were relieved by cortisone. Although it was found later that cortisone, like insulin, acts only so long as it is given to the patient, and that it does not cure the disease, the discovery of the activity of cortisone was a great step forward. It has led to our modern knowledge of the hormones of the adrenal cortex and their uses in medicine.  
For their work, Kendall, Hench, and Reichstein jointly were given the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine for 1950. Since his retirement to Princeton University, Kendall has continued his studies of the chemistry of the adrenal cortex."  
Edward Kendall died on 4 May, 1972, aged 86. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine on 10 December 1950.

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