Kennedy's Disease UK

Cycling Across the Alps for Kennedy's Disease

Fundraising for Kennedy's Disease UK KD-UK
raised of £30,000 target
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Trans Alpine Cycling Event, 17 July 2023
Kennedy's Disease UK KD-UK

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We raise funds for research and awareness to have a future without KD


Eight really rather old cyclists who ought to know better (and one relative youngster) have committed to cycle from Chamonix to Nice in the mid-July heat to raise money for much-needed research into Kennedy’s disease.

Over six long days, these international heroes will peddle up (and up) the most challenging cols that the French Alps have to offer. More than 600 kms and nearly 16,000 metres of vertical just so you can sponsor their sweaty efforts and be a critical part to finding a cure for this thoroughly debilitating disease.

Highly pernicious and genetic, Kennedy’s disease is a progressive motor neuron illness involving disruptions in the transmission of nerve cell signals in the brain stem and spinal cord. All of our efforts will contribute towards a very promising research programme into securing a much-needed remedy.  The UK research programme is being undertaken at Oxford University and UCL.

About the charity

Kennedy's Disease UK KD-UK

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Kennedys Disease UK was established to provide support for Kennedys Disease sufferers and to raise funding for research into this very debilitating and pernicious disease. The charity is entirely dependent on donations from the public, and from businesses, to fund its vital work.

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