Waltham Chase man to run marathon to raise money for dementia charity

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Joe Traynor training for London marathon for Dementia Revolution

A Waltham Chase man is joining the charge towards a cure for dementia by taking on the Virgin Money London Marathon 2019 to raise money for pioneering research.

Joe Traynor, 28, will be running the iconic 26.2-mile race on April 28th to support the Dementia Revolution.

The Dementia Revolution is a special one-year campaign from Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK, who have joined forces as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The campaign is raising money for the most ambitious dementia research endeavour the UK has ever seen – the UK Dementia Research Institute.

Someone in the UK develops this devastating condition every three minutes, which slowly strips people of their memories and identities – yet dementia research is still hugely underfunded compared to other terminal conditions.

Joe said: “Dementia is a disease that has affected both my own and my partner’s family. I am running in honour of all those who have lost their fight with the disease, as well as those still fighting.”

Joe, pictured, is aiming to raise £2000. To sponsor him go to:

Nina Ziaullah, Dementia Revolution Campaign Manager, said: “Dementia is the biggest health threat facing society and there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure it. Today, almost a million people are living with dementia in the UK.

“But dementia is not a lost cause. With the help of our amazing runners we can and will end it with research.

“On marathon day we will have the largest ever team of runners raising funds for dementia research.
We can’t thank them enough for making a stand with us and joining the charge toward a cure.”

For further information about the Dementia Revolution, including how you can support the campaign by volunteering on marathon day, go to www.dementiarevolution.org

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