Owls defender Anthony Gardner will be helping boost the profile of Sheffield-based charity Neurocare this weekend.
The 32-year-old will take part in the 5km Head Start Run at Rother Valley Country Park on Sunday.
He is backing the charity after a member of his family was treated on the Neuro ward of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital last year.
Anthony hopes to inspire fans to support Neurocare and help the annual event reach its biggest attendance since to date.
He will be donning his purple Neurocare t-shirt with pride as he strides around the park for the 5km fun run but there is also a 10km race taking place on the day.
Head of Fundraising for Neurocare, Emma Douglas said: “It’s the first time we have had a professional footballer taking part and we’re really grateful to Anthony and the team at Sheffield Wednesday for their amazing support.”
Sheffield Wednesday’s CSR Development Manager Spencer Taylor added: “We are proud to be associated with Neurocare and pledge our full support to the charity both now and moving forward.”
Neurocare raises money to fund state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for the Royal Hallamshire Hospital’s Neurosciences department.
That means that Sheffield is now lucky enough to have one of the best departments in the country for treating people with brain tumours, head injuries, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and many more terrible conditions.
To get involved or find out more about Neurocare click here.