Leanne Griffiths

Leanne's Virgin London Marathon 2014 page

Fundraising for The Lewy Body Society
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Event: Virgin London Marathon 2014, on 13 April 2014
The Lewy Body Society

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We fund research and raise awareness to shine a light on Lewy body dementia


Thanks for taking the time to visit this page. As some of you may already be aware, my Grandad was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in spring 2013. However, his symptoms begun well before this and a distinct lack of awareness of the condition resulted in a delay in his diagnosis. The symptoms of Lewy Body dementia are linked with Parkinsons, which results in both memory problems, hallucinations and reduced motor function. This, as with many other long term conditions results in distress for the family. My Grandad was hospitalised for a long period in early 2013, which was extremely upsetting for all involved. 

I have decided to run the London Marathon to raise awareness of this common form of dementia. Hopefully making more people aware of its symptoms will prevent a long and drawn out diagnosis, and get the patient and family support as soon as possible. The Lewy Body Soceity is a fantastic charity that helps to do just this, and all money that is raised goes straight to helping families such as mine. Both myself and the charity would be extremely grateful for any donations to help this fantastic cause! Thank you in advance.

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The Lewy Body Society

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RCN 1114579
Lewy body dementia is the second most common cause of age-related dementia, affecting around 130,000 people in the UK. We raise awareness of the disease, provide information to patients and carers, and fund research so that in future it can be more easily diagnosed and treated.

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