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Sean McGibney

80in8 - Running for Dementia Revolution

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.[/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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Supporters

Jul 18, 2019

Colm mccann

Fabulous achievement

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2019

Adam McDonald

Followed you since Grim Up North - Cannon Hall this year, top effort man 💪

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 14, 2019

Richard and Gladys

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 13, 2019

Paul Enright

Well done. Fantastic achievement.

Jul 12, 2019

Tom Holland and Haley Rawlinson

£20.00

Jul 12, 2019

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 11, 2019

Stuart

Keep up the running :-)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 7, 2019

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2019

Anonymous

Have a great time on Sunday 7th in Leamington!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jul 2, 2019

David P

Not far off now, Sean - great stuff!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid