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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

14-Mar-2019

Angelo Tomasso

Keep it up Sean, you're doing amazingly well!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

11-Mar-2019

Chris Reid

Great stuff Sean. You are an inspiration...love reading your journey log.

£15.00

27-Feb-2019

Anonymous

Such a brilliant thing you’re doing sean! With loads of love Tracy Rich Edward and orla xx

£80.00 plus £20.00 Gift Aid

24-Feb-2019

Iain Reid

🤙

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

22-Feb-2019

Paul mckenzie

Thanks for the bideford half place mate!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

16-Feb-2019

Rob

Good luck with all the running Sean!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

14-Feb-2019

Anonymous

See you at Wakefield Parkrun!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

03-Feb-2019

Robin McFarland

Fantastic achievement to overcome injury to pursue this massive challenge, immense respect to you 👍

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

01-Jan-2019

CovKidCV6

Well done so far Sean, we have beans on toast on Xmas Day and donate the money we would have spent to great causes like this one - your grandma is a lovely lady and this is a fantastic challenge and so inspiring.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

04-Nov-2018

Chris Reid

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