Helen Wright running the Brighton 10k in aid of dementia awareness
Many of you will know that my sister and a friend spent last year doing crazy challenges to raise money for Remembering Not to Forget in support of those impacted by dementia. Many of you will know why, but if you want a reminder here’s a blog I wrote about our reasons for doing this.
(Un)Fortunately I was out of the country for most of the challenges so managed to avoid most of them and when I was here, “support car” was my main role. I decided a few months ago that I should put my money where my mouth is (or rather your money where my mouth is) and join in with a challenge of my own. So I signed up for Brighton 10k on 16 November.
I know for many of you 10k won’t sound like that much of a challenge. However it will be the furthest I have ever run continuously (by quite some distance; those few months have flown by and training has been a struggle with house move and knee complaining if I run more than once a week). Until a year ago I hadn’t run for about 7 years, and even before my knees gave up on hockey I was never a runner.
I am hoping that if I have some financial incentive it will help me get round the course. Or at least stop me pulling out before I try. I have seen a real change in dementia’s profile and resources available to support those living with dementia over the decade we have been living with this. But there is still no cure, treatments are limited and the social burden of caring for those living with dementia continues to increase. So anything you can give will make a real difference.