Triumph over dementia in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

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Triumph over dementia in the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon

For one year only, you have an incredible opportunity to take a stand against dementia and run the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution.

For one year only, you have an incredible opportunity to take a stand against dementia and run the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution.


One in three of us know someone with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia and there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure it.

But a revolution is growing – on the streets and in the laboratories. Scientists are gaining on dementia, pioneering breakthroughs and transforming lives.

As Charity of the Year for 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK are joining forces for a special year-long campaign to help power ground-breaking research at the UK Dementia Research Institute. We’ll raise our voices to challenge stigma and misunderstanding. Together we are unstoppable.

Will you join the Dementia Revolution?

Enter the ballot and choose to run for the Dementia Revolution to secure your place on our 2019 marathon team. Stand side-by-side with the UK’s two leading dementia charities on the Virgin Money London Marathon start line to make history.

Together we’ll lead the charge towards a cure

Enter the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon ballot and join the Dementia Revolution.

 

Ron Hill is supporting Dementia Revolution

Marathon legend Ron Hill, who recently announced he has dementia, is an ambassador for the Dementia Revolution, the campaign from Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer's Research UK as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon.

He said: "I’m keen to be part of the Dementia Revolution so I can make a real difference in the fight against dementia." 

Sue Strachan, 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon runner who is living with vascular dementia, added: "There’s no cure for dementia, it’s not like a broken leg, it’s not going to heal. That’s why I support research into dementia, because it’s the only way that we can really change the outlook for people with dementia like me. I hope I can inspire people to support dementia research and get involved in the Dementia Revolution for this special year."