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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 30 June 1109.21Kms To Do 908.79. I am now ahead of my plan, by about 2 & a half weeks! 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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Mega well done - you can do it
Donation by Keith & Christine
on 18-07-2018
£5.05 gift aid
Go girl!! You are doing so well. Such an amazing cause and one close to my family’s heart too. Keep going xx
Donation by Paula (polly2810)
on 20-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Well done Auntie Bubbles!
Donation by Gabi
on 07-05-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Jan, you are doing fabulously. 🏃🏻‍♀️Keep up the good work and I shall gift aid you a PCT when you reach the halfway mark. 😀
Donation by Razouski
on 30-04-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Go girl! You will achieve, Jan.
Donation by Chris Payne
on 25-04-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Epic challenge for a great cause! Congrats Jan - hope the running in the Marche will be more enjoyable than chilly London.
Donation by David Mason
on 04-04-2018
£25.00 gift aid
Great cause, Jan ! Plenty of gelato to keep you going in Italy.
Donation by David Coulter
on 04-04-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Glad to support you in this. My father also has Alzheimer's.
Donation by Jeanie C25K
on 01-04-2018
Having heard about your challenge through Colin I had to donate! I think its utterly amazing what you are doing and wish you all the best. I will be following your blog through the year. Enjoy your summer in Italy!
Donation by Rosalie
on 29-03-2018
£5.05 gift aid
Well done Jan, great cause.
Donation by Caroline L
on 09-03-2018
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £759.90
Offline Donations: £201.80
Total Raised: £961.70
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £1,121.70

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