Article by BHM
January 6, 2022 at 1:22 pm
Every three minutes someone develops dementia. It’s the UK’s biggest killer. But with your running, we know we can beat it.
We need your miles, your energy and your determination. We need you to help put an end to dementia. Turn your training runs into life-changing research. Your race day nerves into ground-breaking studies. Your finish line thrill into hope for future generations.
It won’t be easy. There will be mornings when you’d rather press snooze than pound the pavements. When the rain and the wind will make you want to turn back; when the end looks too far away.
We’ve been there too. That’s why we know you won’t give up. There’s a long road ahead to find a cure, but together we will break through the wall.
Currently there is no cure, but Alzheimer’s Society has invested £70 million into dementia research since 1990. Run for us and no matter how long it takes, we will beat dementia
How you can help
£50 means 312 people can access Talking Point, our online safe space, where a trouble shared can become a trouble halved. People accessing Talking Point can learn from each other’s experiences, share their frustrations and their knowledge of local services.
£200 brings together a person with dementia and a Side by Side volunteer for six months in our Side by Side service. This crucial offering is helping to combat the isolation and loneliness that too often accompanies a diagnosis of dementia. Something as simple as getting out to visit the garden centre or a natter over a coffee can help combat loneliness.
£300 could support one of our Research Network Volunteers for six months. These volunteers are dementia experts by experience. After training, they read every research application that comes to Alzheimer’s Society for funding to ensure that our research stays relevant, impactful and life changing for people affected by dementia.
The benefits of joining Team Alzheimer’s Society
Join us to unite against dementia and in return we’ll support you every step of the way. Some of the benefits you will receive are:
- We’ll set you up in style on race day with your own Alzheimer’s Society running top
- A fundraising pack and support from our dedicated events team to help you smash your fundraising target
- Access to our training zone, with training guides for all abilities as well as information from our professional coaches on everything you need to get you race-ready, including nutrition and tapering
- Access to a Facebook group so you can chat to other runners
- The biggest cheers on the course and motivational support on the big day
Join the race. Beat dementia. Run the 2022 Brighton Half Marathon for Alzheimer’s Society.