Article by BHM
November 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm
Charity news | Race news
Charity of the Week: Alzheimer’s Society
You run the Brighton Half Marathon.
We’re in a race to beat dementia.
Dementia devastates lives. 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.
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
You decide to run for us.
We’re right behind you.
When you run for us, you run with the support of a dedicated team.
- You’ll commit to a £250 fundraising target and we’ll work with you to reach it. We’ll send you newsletters full of top tips and are always at the end of the phone to talk ideas.
- You put in the hard miles during training. We make sure you have expert knowledge from our professional coaches RunningWithUs at your fingertips. They’ll be at your disposal throughout your journey and you’ll even get to meet the team at our free half marathon training day in February.
- 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 hot drinks and refreshments.
You’ll tackle the home straight like a pro.
We’ll take research in a new direction.
By running the Brighton Half 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.
£50 could help us investigate how one type of dementia develops by paying to grow one day’s worth of nerve cells in a lab.
£250 could accelerate the search for an effective treatment for vascular dementia by paying for a year’s worth of clinical trial drugs.
£380 could allow a researcher find out more about a specific type of dementia and how we might treat it by studying a person’s genes for a day.
Let’s take on dementia together. Sign up to run the 2018 Brighton Half Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society.
Get in touch
We always love hearing from you. Please contact the Events Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0330 333 0804 if you have any questions at all. We hope to welcome you to the team soon!