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[p][b]My mum (the reason I'm running)[/b][/p][p]My mum was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s aged 48 while I was still at university. I last heard her use my name in my twenties and she died when I was 31; three years ago. She declined very quickly and for ten years and I missed her every day; despite her being with me. When she passed away I felt like a piece of me had been ripped out. I've come out the other side of this experience and life is still good. Dementia tried its hardest but it didn’t defeat the 'tough as old boots' Rolph family, and now I want to save other people from the same struggle. I can’t describe how passionately I feel about defeating dementia.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]The Dementia Revolution (where your donation goes)[/b][/p][p]For the 2019 London Marathon Alzheimer's Research UK and Alzheimer's Society have joined forces to create the Dementia Revolution. The Revoution will fund groundbreaking dementia research at the [url=https://ukdri.ac.uk/]UK DRI[/url], overthrowing old attitudes and leading the charge towards a cure for dementia. I'm proud to say I'm part of it - I'll be taking on my first ever marathon![/p][p]After my mum was diagnosed I wanted to help the fightback against dementia. I left my job and took an administration role at Alzheimer’s Society. I worked hard and eventually became a Community Fundraiser for the charity. Later I moved to Alzheimer’s Research UK to start their Corporate Partnerships Team and I still work there today raising money for pioneering dementia research. In all, I’ve spent over ten years working for the two charities behind Dementia Revolution and I’m as passionate about their work as I was on day one. I truly believe these are donations well spent.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Thank you[/b][/p][p]Thank you so much for your support. I've fundraised a couple of times in recent years, but I'm hoping people will still sponsor me because this is the big one. It's harder than anything I've tried before, and I'm not planning a repeat performance! They say that everybody has a marathon in them. If that’s true, then this is my moment. Roll on the Dementia Revolution![/p][p][b]*** I've been given a free London Marathon place by London Pride, the official beer of the marathon. This means there's no cost to the charity and 100% of my fundraising will go directly to Dementia Revolution (with no place costs to pay). Please help me to say a big thank you to London Pride by buying a bottle and giving them a cheers! ***[/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]PS - Here's a picture of how I currently feel... [img]https://churchilldental.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/scared-of-the-dentist-234x150-e1449665602644.jpg" alt="Image result for terrified" width="234" height="150[/img][/p][p][b][br][/b][/p]