I am running the 2018 London Marathon to raise funds for the Queen Square Brain Bank as I wish to help support their research and work in studying and treating neuro-degenerative illnesses.
The Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders (QSBB) holds a unique archive of brains and tissue donated by individuals with neurodegenerative disease and neurologically normal controls. It specialises in parkinsonian movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and multiple system atrophy and holds the national collection of brains donated by individuals with progressive supranuclear palsy. The collection has been developed to include donated brains from prospectively studied people with familial dementias, in collaboration with the Dementia Research Group at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. The QSBB also banks brains donated by people with dystonia.
The team at QSBB aim to provide the highest-possible quality of brain tissue for neuropathological studies and for scientific research in the UK and worldwide.