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Emily Hopkinson

52 parkruns, 52 weeks, 52 places

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK

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Alzheimer's Research UK

We fund world-class scientific research to make breakthroughs possible

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Through 2016, I'm running 52 parkruns, in 52 weeks, in 52 places. And blogging about it to keep you up to date on progress - www.52parkruns.wordpress.com. 

Parkruns are free, weekly, timed 5k runs, which take place in hundreds of different parks across the UK and further afield.

I have two big aims over the course of the year. These are:

  1. To raise as much money as possible for Alzheimer's Research UK; and
  2. To encourage as many people as possible to take part in a parkrun.

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK do brilliant work to fund Alzheimer's research and translate findings into new treatments and preventions.

Alzheimer's is a progressive and ultimately fatal disease of the brain. Symptoms such as memory disorders, personality changes and impaired reasoning can affect all aspects of a person's life, as well as that of their family's.

There's currently no cure for dementia. There are treatments that help alleviate some of the symptoms, but only to a certain extent and for a limited time.

Research has made (and continues to make) a huge difference to cancer care. If we invest in it now, it can also make a huge difference to Alzheimer's and dementia care.

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  • Newark parkrun
  • Parkrun 1: Mansfield, with Dave and Emma +4

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