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Sean McGibney

Dementia Revolution:The official charity team

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]80in8 is a challenge I have set to run 80 half marathons in eight months from 1 September 2018, ending at the 2019 London Marathon on 28th April.[/p][p]Dementia is society’s biggest health threat, with over one million sufferers in the UK and 50 million worldwide, yet it remains in the shadows and is vastly underfunded.[/p][p][url=http://dementiarevolution.org/]Dementia Revolution[/url] is the joint force of Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK and is Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. They have kindly offered to support the campaign and secure my place at the London Marathon in April.[/p][p]I hope to make this challenge collaborative and I want to run alongside people who have had personal experience of dementia, felt the impact of running on mental health, or anybody who just wants to get involved. You can join me for a full half marathon distance (13.1mi/21.1km - no pace too slow), or a section of a route, so please [url=https://80in8.com/contact/]get in touch[/url].[/p][p]I will be blogging about our journey and will complete the runs in a combination of personal and partnered distances, both informally and at formal events throughout the eight months. Progress will be updated on the [url=http://80in8.com/]website[/url], [url=http://facebook.com/80in8]Facebook Page[/url].[/p][p]My personal experience with dementia began eight years ago when my Grandma Mary was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. She is an incredibly strong woman and is still fighting the disease with courage and bravery. Although my experience with dementia is very personal, I know that there are a million more stories to tell - some similar, some different - and I hope to hear and share them on this journey.[/p][p]I hope that this challenge will help to spread awareness of dementia, as well as raise some much-needed funds for dementia research. You can see where the money raised will go [url=https://dementiarevolution.org/who-we-are/where-your-money-goes]here[/url].[/p][p]There is no set schedule for this challenge, and I hope that the journey will be influenced by as many of you as possible. This is as much your journey as mine, so please do get in touch.[/p][p]I hope to meet as many of you en route as possible and be sure to follow the journey on the website and social media channels![/p][p]If you are a company who would be interested in sponsoring the challenge, an event organiser, or a media representative, please [url=http://80in8.com/contact]get in touch[/url].[/p][p][br][/p]

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Event

Dementia Revolution:The official charity team of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

Dementia Revolution:The official charity team of the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

28 Apr 2019

Charities

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society

Supporters

04-Nov-2018

Chris Reid

Keep going Sean. You're doing so well and have raised a fantastic amount already. Chris

02-Nov-2018

Born to Run Netherton

Good luck Sean from all of us, hope to see you at some point.

£20.00

31-Oct-2018

Owen

All the best pal! Here is to doing one of the 80 together.

£50.00

28-Oct-2018

Mal Hales

Great challenge, awesome cause, let's hope a few more 120 Mile Club members get behind you and Strava athletes in general too!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

27-Oct-2018

Anne-marie and Hannah

Lots of love from me and Hannah we are so impressed with your efforts and see the wonderful work these charities do everyday with our patients. Keep going! Xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

27-Oct-2018

Offline Donation - Charlie Mc

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

25-Oct-2018

Abbie Steinman

Good luck, great cause and fabulous challenge to do to raise money

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

21-Oct-2018

Anonymous

Keep up the fantastic work Sean!

£52.92 plus £13.23 Gift Aid

15-Oct-2018

Newton

Runner is in Eastbourne.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

13-Oct-2018

Rob Floyd

Smashing it mate. Keep up the good work and I'll look to join you on one or two hopefully!

£25.00