Run for a Reason

Run For a Reason

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) improves the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke illness, through medical research, advice and information, and support in the community.  We need £8 million every year to continue this, will you help?


Almost everyone knows someone affected by chest, heart or stroke related illnesses.  So what’s your reason for running?


Click here to read the touching stories of some of our wonderful runners on our testimonial page.

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Taking part in one of our events is a great way to remember someone special, and gifts raised through sponsorship can be allocated to a Sapphire Tribute Fund in the name of your loved one.*

A Sapphire Tribute Fund is a positive and lasting memorial, and gifts can be added to it at any time.

If you would like to know more about these special Funds, please click on the button below:


Learn more about Sapphire Tribute Funds


* If you already have an online fundraising page and would like your existing sponsorship put into a Tribute Fund in your loved one's name, please email  the team on with the preferred name of your Fund (e.g. 'The John Smith Tribute Fund'), and we will do the rest.

We will link all gifts received in memory of your loved one (including past gifts) to your Tribute Fund, so it couldn't be easier.

Run for Chest

Every minute of every day 100,000 people in Scotland struggle to breathe due to chronic chest illness.

 'Mum had emphysema for some years and over the last difficult year the COPD booklet was one of the most useful things she was given. Some of the practical tips contained within it made her life just that little bit easier, when even dressing was a major achievement of each day. She referred to it as 'I will do some of my COPD now!' Inverness

Run for Heart

Every 55 minutes someone in Scotland will have a heart attack.

"I’ve been able to meet another lovely young person – it gives me hope for the world that there are youngsters like them with time to spend with a lonely old woman. I have some lovely carers too – but the volunteer’s not paid to come here – she must come because she likes it and likes me and that means the world to me.”

Cardiac and Respiratory Support Service user

Run for Stroke

Every 45 minutes someone in Scotland will have a stroke.

 “It’s good to find out how other people cope with stroke, because it can be very lonely when you think you are the only one who’s not coping.”

Stroke Service Member

"I have had 5 strokes over 3 years. Many are discharged (from hospital) and can’t afford what they need and Social Services vary from Postcode to Postcode. The one thing that can be constant is the support from CHSS.”

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