The bodybuilding community is coming together to donate towards a great cause.
An amateur bodybuilder and father has found himself in a very stressful time in his life – and the bodybuilding community is coming together to help any way they can. Will Griffiths newborn son Ralph has been diagnosed with a very rare medical condition and for months has been in the hospital. To help support not only his son but the hospital that has worked so hard to keep Ralph healthy, Will has put together a fundraising challenge to raise money for the hospital. The challenge? A 100km walk down the Thames Path.
Many pro bodybuilders have been donating and spreading the word of this fundraising challenge – which current sits at about £3,200. Their goal is to reach £5,000. That’s why our content partner Williams Fitness has made this video detailing the kind bodybuilders and fans who have already donated and also making a call to action for the rest of us in the bodybuilding community to band together and help Will, Ralph, and anyone else in the care of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
You can check out the video above and also see below for the full details on this fundraising event:
Ralph was admitted to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) in February 2019 at 7 weeks old and diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that affects 1 in 1.2 million children; Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (Primary HLH). Ralph’s stay at the hospital has been prolonged due to many complications and delays along the way, and months later we are still inpatients even now.
We know from our stay here that the hospital relies heavily on donations, not just for life saving equipment, but monitoring equipment for important day-to-day care and funding research into advancements in new treatment protocols.
We owe so much to the great teams of medical professionals at GOSH, for saving our precious Ralph’s life on more than one occasion and seeing him through a very complicated bone marrow transplant. For this reason Ralph’s daddy, Will, and his brothers, Elliott and Ben will be running (…), jogging and walking 100km (62 miles) along the Thames Path, to raise much needed funds for the hospital to carry on the important and pioneering work that it does, saving children’s lives every day.
The challenge is required to be completed within 48 hours, but Will, Elliott and Ben are aiming to complete it in 12!
Head over to Will’s official fundraising page right here if you’d like to donate – and make sure to share the video above as much as you can to spread awareness and a little bit of kindness into the world.