Photo: AWARENESS: Gwen Lawton-Early is taking part in the Great North Run to raise awareness of the importance of carrying an organ donor card. (d432a236)
Gwen Lawton-Early, 46, of Kings Head Road, Mirfield, will tackle the famous 13-mile Great North Run, from Newcastle to South Shields, on Sunday September 16.
It will be the first organised run Gwen has taken part in – but she is determined to finish it to publicise a cause close to her heart.
She said: “I want to raise awareness of the importance of people registering as organ donors and carrying a card with them.
“It might sound dramatic, but if it wasn’t for someone doing that, I wouldn’t be here today to be able to run in this race.
“Before my transplant I was told I had two to four years to live, so I’m glad to do anything I can to help other people in that situation.”