Will Dean

Running 7 Marathons In 7 Days for Alzheimer's Research UK

Fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK
raised of £500 target
by 150 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
7 Marathons In 7 Days , 15 May 2023
We stand for everyone affected by dementia to find a cure


Yes you read that correctly. I am running 7 marathons in 7 days during Dementia Action Week (15th- 21st May).

That is a total of 183.4 miles or 4750038.2 steps.

This national event sees the UK public taking action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia.

Why am I taking action?

Dementia sucks.

It is also misunderstood...

It is not normal ageing, my hero aka my mum, lives with young onset Alzheimers. Initially diagnosed at 49.

This disease currently has no cure.

I have struggled to face the reality of life after diagnosis for my mum. I have used running and doing ambitious/idiotic challenges that raise vital funds and awareness as my way of coping.

I'm sure that at some point during this challenge I will get to the place where I want to stop.

My mum taught me that anything is possible, just one step at a time.

She epitomises strength on a daily basis, grabbing life with both hands and making loads of memories.

My hope is to spark conversations about what dementia IS and raise funds to one day make this a curable disease.

How can you help?

1. Donate (every £ goes towards vital dementia research with ARUK)

2. Share this link/story. Every person that sees this challenge will help shift the narrative of Dementia!

3. Join me on the run! I would like to welcome anyone to join me on this challenge (any distance any day!) Please get in touch :)

Day 1-6 will be completed in Shrewsbury

Day 7 will be in North Wales

Below is some more information on the amazing charity I am running for:

I have been prolonging making this page live because it means that this challenge will become real. So I guess here we are, it's now official!

Thank you for all of your support! See you on the run (or at the pub after!)

The charity: Alzheimer's Research UK:

Our vision is a world where people are free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.

We are the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.

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.

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