Alex Flynn - Keep Moving
Alex was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2008 but rather than be limited by this terrible disease, Alex embarked on a series of challenges. The challenge he is best known for is probably his 10 Million Metres Challenge, which took him around the planet, on foot and under his own steam to raise awareness of and raise more than £425,000 ($530,000) for Parkinson’s research and to prove that we can all go beyond our limitations to achieve success.
"I'd like to make change happen and fight this disease. I hope that you'd like to too?" - Alex Flynn
Every year Parkinson's afflicts over 120,000 people in the UK and thousands more around the world. This is a disease that robs the sufferer of the ability to move, imprisoning them in their own body, effectively preventing them from enjoying the things that most take for granted. What's more, most people will ignore Parkinson's as they believe that it only affects the old. The truth is, it affects all.
One in every 20 diagnosed with Parkinson's is under the age of 40 even children!
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For more information and to contact Alex, please go to www.alexflynn.co.uk
KUNGSLEDEN EXPEDITION 2017
February 22, 2017, Alex Flynn, Adventurer, will, as part of a 3 man expedition led by seasoned Arctic explorer Scott Gilmour, attempt the Kungsleden (Kings Trail) in northern Sweden – unsupported!
The Kungsleden is a 450 km (275 mile) route that stretches northwards, over 60% of which is within the Arctic Circle. With temperatures reaching as low as -30°C and wind speeds that have been measured as fast as 40 m/s, this expedition is not for the faint hearted and will significantly test Alex and the rest of the team.
Alex says, “This will be a world first and a significant step into the unknown. I don’t know how my Parkinson’s will react with being in such a cold and extreme environment for so long. I know that it will be hard and I’m grateful to my sponsors Westcoast.co.uk, Hewlett-Packard and Elliot Brown Watches for this opportunity to prove that diagnosis is not the end. This is the 200th anniversary year of a disease that affects an increasing number of people under the age of 40. The youngest ever diagnosed was two years old! Something needs to change and that can only be achieved by raising awareness and vital funds for research.”
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