We have a big Fund Raising Goal.....
'Forget Me Not’ - In aid of Alzheimer's Research UK…
There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today, a number forecast to rise rapidly as the population ages. By 2025, this number is expected to rise to over one million. By 2050, it is projected to exceed 2 million. Chances are that you or someone you know will be touched in some way by dementia over the course of your lifetime, with a new case of dementia being confirmed every 3 minutes in the UK.
Dementia is not a disease in itself; it is the word used to describe a group of diseases – Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia that occur when brain cells stop working properly, affecting how we think, remember and communicate.
Team 'Forget Me Not' was founded by Chris Bishop, who is competing in the Devizes to Westminster International Canoe Race this Easter Weekend in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK and in the memory of his dad Derek. You can follow 'Forget Me Not' on their joureny via the Open Tracking web site by entering their Race Number 321 or by selecting them from the list, and the map will show their location which is updated every 90 seconds.
We want to raise awareness of this devastating, cruel condition that touches so many people, as well as raise money for the UK’s leading research charity – Alzheimer’s Research UK – whose objective is to discover new ways to prevent, treat and cure dementia.
Fund-raising goal: £100,000 ___ Amount Raised todate: £7,872
Will you help? Every pound we raise helps power pioneering research that will make a difference to so many people's lives, perhaps even yours.
Through Virgin Money Giving you can sponsor team 'Forget Me Not' and 100% of your donation will be quickly processed and passed to Alzheimer's Research UK, who provide research funding to 140 research projects across the UK worth £24M. Whilst also funding projects in the USA, Italy and Luxembourg as part of the Dementia Consortium.
Please click the VIRGIN GIVING MONEY button at the top of our web pages to make your donation.
We will be streaming LIVE video from 'Forget Me Not' during the DW using our Go Pro camera which can viewed via our Facebook and Twitter accounts. After the race we will be donating 'Forget Me Not' to the Henley Canoe Club to support their training program for endurance canoeing.
Thank you from Team 'Forget Me Not' for supporting us.
That certainly was an "Adventure-of-a-Lifetime"...
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