Matthew Clarke, Virgin Money London Marathon 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019

‘I don’t think I had heard of sarcoma before Susan was diagnosed.’

Three years ago, Susan, Matthew Clarke’s wife, was diagnosed with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (EMRS).

EMRS is a type of sarcoma most often found in young children, although, as the Clarkes found out, not exclusively so. Thankfully, Susan has been in remission following a course of chemotherapy shortly after diagnosis.

Susan Clarke

Matthew and Susan, from Sevenoaks, Kent, are very grateful to the friends and family that supported them through this challenging time, the staff at the Royal Marsden who provided ‘wonderful care’ and Sarcoma UK.

‘It is a great privilege for me to run a marathon in support of Sarcoma UK’, says Matthew. ‘I would like to do my part to raise money to help the research and support that this great organisation provides, as well as to raise general awareness of sarcoma.’

Support Matthew here. You can also cheer for Matthew and the rest of Team Sarcoma on marathon day. Become a volunteer and and be at the very heart of the action. 

Meet more of this year's #TeamSarcoma Marathon champs:

Paula Fry: This could happen to any of us

Barry Thompson: I cannot put into words how much the Support Line helped

Laura Scriven: I want to kick sarcoma in the Butt!

Karen Atkins: This will be my first (and only!) marathon