Exciting Katie Piper Completes 10,000 Charity Run, Raising Money for Her Foundation’s Rehabilitation Center
Katie Piper seemed delighted to have successfully completed the ASICS London 10k on Sunday.
The philanthropist, 37, raised her hands and cheered at the finish after participating in the race to raise money for the Katie Piper Foundation Rehabilitation Center.
Her charity was founded in 2009 to help British burn victims with intensive rehabilitation and scar treatment.
In it to win it: Katie Piper looked delighted to have successfully completed the ASICS London 10k on Sunday
In videos and photos shared on Instagram, she was seen sounding the horn to start the race and joking with the friends who followed her.
She took to the social media site after the event to thank her team for participating.
The model wrote: ‘WE DID IT! Another great year leading #TeamKatie in the @Asics London 10k. Raising money for the @KPFoundation that will help us reopen the doors of our Rehabilitation Centre, the only one of its kind in the UK!
Fundraising: Katie and her friends entered the race to raise money for the Katie Piper Foundation Rehabilitation Center to help burn victims in the UK
Survivor: Her charity was founded in 2009 to help British burn victims with intensive rehabilitation and scar treatment after suffering an acid attack in 2008
“Running again with an incredible team of survivors and their supporters.”
Katie used the Asics Mind Uplifter tool during the race to measure the effect of the exercise on her mental state, adding: ‘I had such an amazing day taking part in the ASICS London 10K.
“I really believe in the power of exercise to boost my mental wellbeing so I can see the improvement from today’s race in my mind and for others using the Mind Uplifter has been really powerful.”
She’s a champion: On Instagram after the event, Katie wrote: ‘WE DID IT! Another great year leading #TeamKatie in the @Asics London 10k’
Ready, stable: In a video and photos shared on Instagram, she could see the horn sound to start the race
Long-term: Katie explained on Instagram that she was raising money for The Katie Piper Foundation’s burn center, the only one of its kind in the UK
Katie underwent groundbreaking surgery after being attacked with acid in 2008.
She gave up her right to anonymity to raise awareness about burn victims.
Katie shared a photo of herself at an earlier race on Instagram earlier this month, writing: “Between the pouring sweat, the unflattering photos and the MANY aches and pains that come with it, there is always an incredible sense of unity, community and achievement that involves running to raise money for causes that are so personal to me.
Ready to run: Katie, seen here with a friend at the race, underwent groundbreaking surgery after being attacked with acid in 2008, giving up her anonymity to raise awareness
‘That’s why I put my sneakers back on. I’m so excited to lead this year’s #TeamKatie at the Asics London 10k.
“I’m joining a team of burn survivors and their supporters, all determined to raise money that will help us reopen the doors of our rehabilitation center – the only one of its kind in the UK.
“So we’re going big: we want to raise £10,000 for each of the 10,000 races we do this year.”
Big goals: Katie plans to raise at least £10,000 for all 10,000 races she plans to run in 2021