Mariel Kirton

Mariel's Half Marathon

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK
£2,364
raised of £1,000 target
by 102 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
Event: Plusnet Leeds Half Marathon 2017, on 14 May 2017
We stand for everyone affected by dementia to find a cure

Story

Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. This May, I'll be running the Leeds Plusnet Half Marathon, raising money for Alzheimer Research UK, a charity close to my heart because my Dad, Ray, has been living with the disease for 7 years (or more).

Over 850,000 people live with Dementia in the UK, and the age of diagnosis is getting scarily low. A disease often associated with the elderly, my Dad was diagnosed at just 52 years old. Alzheimer Research UK are proactively researching for a cure, so that we no longer have to watch our loved ones losing all the precious memories of their life.

At £24 billion each year, dementia costs the UK economy more than cancer and heart disease combined - yet over two thirds of the care is paid for by patients themselves or their family - with such disproportionate funding, finding a cure is so vital.

If you'd like to know more about my Dad's journey with Alzheimers, please follow my blog on Instagram - @endalzheimersray
https://www.instagram.com/endalzheimers_ray/





About the charity

Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity. We’re striving for a cure, by revolutionising the way we treat, diagnose and prevent dementia.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,364.00
+ £436.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,364.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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