By 2021, 1 million people will be living with the condition. But dementia won’t win. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society will be here for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through. Everything we do is informed and inspired by them.
We know we can beat dementia, but we can’t do it alone. We need you to run for us. We need your miles, your energy and your determination. We need you to help put an end to dementia. When you run for us, you run with the support of a dedicated team.
- We know training is tough, but you’re tougher. We’ll make sure you have expert knowledge from our professional coaches RunningWithUs at your fingertips.
- We’ll work with you to fundraise as much as you can. We’ll send you newsletters full of top tips and are always at the end of the phone to talk ideas.
- On the big day, you’ll give it your all and we’ll be there to shout your name from the rafters.
- We’ll send you an Alzheimer’s Society running top to represent the team and a hero’s welcome will be waiting at our post-race marquee where you’ll be treated to refreshments.
By running the Brighton Marathon for us, we can continue to deliver ground-breaking research. Alzheimer’s Society is the only UK charity funding dementia research into a cure, cause, prevention and care.
£100 could cover Alzheimer’s Society’s cost of supporting one patient with early stage Alzheimer’s for three months on one of our vital drug trials in our Drug Discovery Programme. This Programme could deliver new treatments for dementia faster and cheaper by repurposing drugs already in use for other health conditions
£250 could pay for 100 microlitres of a special chemical that is applied to brain tissue, allowing researchers to study how brain cells are affected by the dementia. Without these resources our scientists can’t carry out their work which is bringing us closer to a cure. Without this chemical, achieving any results in the lab would be a huge struggle, pretty much impossible. Working out exactly what happens to brain cells in dementia, and how that damage starts, is critical to driving forward advances in dementia treatments and one day finding a cure.
£500 could support over 4,000 visitors to TalkingPoint, our online community, where people can ask questions, share experiences and get practical tips on living with dementia.
Join the race. Beat dementia. Sign up to run the 2019 Brighton Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society.
We always love hearing from you. Please contact the Running team [email protected] call 0330 333 0804. We hope to welcome you to the team soon!