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Andy Kocen

155 miles through the Sahara

Fundraising for Parkinson’s UK

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  • Team members: Andy Kocen
  • Event: Marathon des Sables, 04 Apr 2010 to 10 Apr 2010

Parkinson’s UK

We offer support and fund research to find a cure for Parkinson's

Charity Registration No. 258197 and Scotland SC037554

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As many of you know, I will be travelling to Morocco on 1 April to participate in the 25th Marathon des Sables. This will involve running 155 miles through the Sahara over 7 days, carrying all my gear and with temperatures probably into the 40°Cs.

Why the Parkinson's Disease Society? My dad has had Parkinson's Disease for many years now, more recently complicated by Parkinson's dementia. It's an awful disease and has been tough on the family, especially my mum, who remains the main care-giver.

Given the magnitude of the task in hand, I’m hoping for loads of sponsorship (fyi I am funding the cost of the event myself). I have decided to run on behalf of three organisations, which mean a great deal to me. This page gives details of how to give to the Parkinson's Disease Society - if you'd prefer the Dom Pardey Trust or the Egmont Trust pages, click on this link.

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