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Alzheimer's Research UK

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In 2018 I'll be taking on more challenges to raise funds and awareness for dementia research. The 'big one' is a 7 day trek in Guatemala, climbing 5 volcanoes with Alzheimer's Research UK's first overseas fundraising event.

In 2017 I took on as many challenges as I could to raise money for dementia research. I spent 5 months training for a 'gruelling' half-iron man distance triathlon in July and in October I cycled 100 miles on the Surrey Downs with a total ascent of nearly 7000 ft. Along the way I've finished various Park Runs, smaller triathlons and cycling events, always wearing an orange ARUK shirt (see list below and pictures). I have also organised a fundraising quiz, given lectures on dementia research and been on local radio in Cambridge. 

DEMENTIA IS NOW THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UK 

I am Head of Chemistry for the Cambridge Drug Discovery Institute which is funded by Alzheimer's Research UK. Our mission is to find new treatments for ALL dementias (not just Alzheimer's disease). Dementia is not a natural part of ageing but is caused by diseases which 'eat away' at the brain until it can't function properly. (click this link to see a brilliant video with Brian Cranston: #ShareTheOrange)

Completed events (see photos!):

March 2017: Cambridge Half Marathon (13 mile run)

March 2017: UK Cycling's Spring Saddle (75 mile cycle)

April 2017: Spartan South East (5km obstacle run)

May 2017: St Neots Sprint Triathlon (750m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run)

June 2017: Leeds ITU Olympic Triathlon (1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run)

June 2017: Tour of Cambridgeshire Gran Fondo (79 mile cycle)

June 2017: The Mighty Quiz at Sheene Mill

July 2017: Holkham Triathlon - Outlaw Half (1.2 mile swim, 56 mile cycle, 13 mile run)

July 2017: London Triathlon (1500m swim, 40km cycle, 10km run)

October 2017: Haverhill Triathlon (300m swim, 20km cycle, 5km run)

October 2017: Box Hill sportive (102 mile cycle with 7000 ft ascent)

November 2017: UK Cycling's 'Fallen Leaves' epic distance mountain biking event (31 miles off road on the South Downs)

November 2017: Knebworth House (Herts) Half Marathon

April 2018: ARUK's first overseas fundraising expedition: Guatemala 5 volcano trek 

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please contact Steve on ARUKchallenges@gmail.com

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Thank you for supporting ARUK and dementia research by sponsoring me for these activities. I'll continue to upload photos of the main events so do check back from time to time.

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