Dementia devastates lives. Together we can beat it.

By 14th October 2019
Alzheimer's Society

Run for Alzheimer’s Society

By 2021, one 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 there for anyone affected by dementia – wherever they are, whatever they’re going through.

We know we can beat dementia, but we can’t do it alone. We need you to run for us with the support of our dedicated team. We need your miles, your energy and your determination. We need you to help put an end to dementia.

Reasons to run for us:

  • 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 research into prevention and a care for dementia, while also caring for people affected today.

£100 could cover the 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. 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 mean our Helpline team can be there for over 42 people who rely on, and trust, the service to give confidential help and support, seven days a week.

Join the race. Beat dementia. Sign up to run the 2020 Brighton Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society.

We always love hearing from you. Please contact the Running team [email protected], or call 0330 333 0804.

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