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Jan Can Run For Alzheimer's Research

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Jan Fisher

I am raising money for Alzheimer’s Research as my pops has the disease. I want to run 2018km in 2018, and raise £2018.

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Alzheimer's Research UK

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I am Jan. My running blog is on and in it I write about my running for fun. There's one thing that is not for fun - that's my challenge to raise money for Alzheimer's Research. Like many who have seen the havoc that this disease wreaks on sufferers and their families, I was horrified to read that Pfizer have decided no longer to continue their research into plaque in the brain. They have stated that this was one line of research that very sadly has not produced the results they hoped for, and that after 10+years it will come to an end. This means urgent research is needed to find out what can stop this disease.  Alzheimer's and other Dementias affect sufferers mentally and physically too. My pops suffers from this horrid disease. The research will come too late for him, but by fund-raising I hope to make a contribution towards the research, so that others have hope. I've never run more than 20km in a week so this challenge doubles my kms. It means I have to run rain, wind, ice, hail, or hopefully sunshine. Kms Done 28/2/18 322.9Kms To Do 1,695.1 – well at least I am under the 1700! Thanks for your time and donations.

Event details

2018 Km in 2018 for £2018

I intend to run 2018 kilometres during 2018, and am aiming to raise £2018 for Alzheimer's Research. 

The rules of the challenge are:-

Each run must be a minimum of 5km in length.

The warm up and warm down elements of the run do not count towards the km total.

Each run must be recorded on Map My Run (or similar app) for proof of distance

Any donation, no matter how small, is really appreciated. I understand you all get many calls on your purses and wallets. If you think you could manage a donation of 1 penny or cent a kilometre, would limit your donation to £20.18 or Euros 20.18. Anything more would be truly wonderful.
This site is one of the best for ensuring the maximum money ends up in the charity's pockets.

I will blog my progress on my site and on here, so you can see how I am doing.


Event date

09-January-2018 00:10  - 
31-December-2018 23:55

Event type

Running / Walking

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Well done Jan, great cause.
Donation by Caroline L
on 09-03-2018
£6.25 gift aid
Hi Jan I’ve come across your board on Health Unlocked as I’m training for Couch25k... your postings are good motivation for me 😊 Wishing you lots of success in completing you 2018km!!! Enjoy! Fun2Run
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-03-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Go you, and I know you can do this xxx
Donation by Juju
on 01-03-2018
£5.00 gift aid
This means you have to finish this. Which of course you will. Remember to Run Like a Loris
Donation by Slow Loris
on 28-02-2018
Go Jan !
Donation by Rita Diotallevi
on 19-02-2018
Donation by John Mackintosh
on 11-02-2018
Great cause - hope the running continues injury free & becomes more enjoyable as the weather improves!
Donation by SuzyKK
on 08-02-2018
£5.05 gift aid
Donation by Couch to 5K forum member
on 04-02-2018
£5.05 gift aid
Lots of luck Jan. What a superstar you are! An amazing challenge and an amazing cause. Will be with you in spirit xx
Donation by Mrs T
on 23-01-2018
£5.05 gift aid
Donation by Neil & Angela Lander
on 17-01-2018
£15.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £519.54
Offline Donations: £201.80
Total Raised: £721.34
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £821.24

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