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  • Event: London Marathon 2018, 22 Apr 2018

Alzheimer's Research UK

We fund world-class scientific research to make breakthroughs possible

Charity Registration No. 1077089

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I am running the London Marathon 2018 for Alzheimer’s Research UK for my Grandparents and for all of the other families affected by this awful disease.

The number of people suffering from Alzheimer's is growing fast, please help me raise money for a great cause!

My Nan and Grandad both suffer from Dementia, and last year my Nan deteriorated quite drastically and had to be moved to a specialist care home. Some days it can be a real struggle for her to do the things that used to come naturally, like drink a glass of water, put on her cardigan or even hold a conversation. She becomes really confused and often  won't remember things that happened even 1-2 minutes before.

It's going to be tough running those cold, winter miles so I would be extremely grateful for any donations, big or small!

Thanks! 

850,000 people live with Dementia in the UK and that number is rapidly rising

At £24 billion each year, dementia costs the UK economy more than cancer and heart disease combined but over two thirds of the care for Dementia patients is paid for by themselves or their family.      

£20 pays for 1 hour of pioneering dementia research    

£100 could provide the tools for scientists to map 10,000 genes in minute detail, identifying targets for the development of new treatments

£500 will cover the cost of a sensitive brain scan for a patient involved in a research study, tracking the effectiveness of new drug treatments, improving diagnosis and better understanding how diseases like Alzheimer’s wreak their havoc in the brain

£1000 will pay for reagents, unique chemicals that are crucial for successfully growing cells in a laboratory ready for disease study

£2500 will allow researchers to buy synthetically made amyloid, to better understand this hallmark Alzheimer’s protein in the lab

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