On Sunday June 4th, Louise Rusk, the newly appointed Scottish Ambassador for Action Medical Research & Chair for their flagship ladies lunch fundraiser, Killer Heels Cocktails, will swap her stilettos for running shoes as she takes part in the Great Women's 10k Run. With the aim of raising as much funds as possible for Action Medical Research, Louise will be joining thousands fellow participants taking to the streets of Glasgow for one of the biggest races in the UK.
Louise, Co-founder of leading Glasgow based restaurant, design & lifestyle group, RUSK & RUSK, has been involved in numerous charitable activities for a number of causes, and her work with Action Medical Research marks a new chapter in her charitable efforts. On her new position with one of the UK’s leading children charities, Louise said “Not only am I extremely excited to embrace this new role, but it’s also extremely humbling to be part of this amazing charity which does such an invaluable job, positively impacting thousands of children and their families each year”.
Under the RUSK & RUSK umbrella, Louise aims to use her platform to raise vital funds for Action Medical Research to further the work that they do. When asked what it was that made Action Medical Research such an important organisation, Louise told us that “the work the charity does at ground zero with regard to research & development for cures, answers and solutions to a whole range of diseases, illnesses and ailments is so important” she continued by saying “beyond the research, it’s the support infrastructure that the charity provides to the children and families of the children to help them cope at such testing times is what really makes the organisation stand out”.
On the subject of the Great Women’s 10k itself, Louise was quick to reveal that “I’ve never entered any kind of running event before”, although that’s not put the Glasgow-based business owner off, and she is encouraging as many women, from all ages and backgrounds as possible, to get
involved; “it’s a great opportunity to raise funds for a variety of causes and it’s also an excellent
opportunity to push your own personal boundaries as well as championing women’s health. The thought of running 10k is quite daunting, but I’m sure the Glasgow spirit and togetherness that our city is famous for will help spur on all of those taking part.”
The Simply Health Great Women’s Run takes place on June 4th and follows a route around Glasgow that starts and finishes in Kelvingrove Park. You can donate to Louise’s cause and support Action Medical Research by visiting her Just Giving page at https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/louiserusk