London Cypriot Eva Kyriakou, a Reception teacher at a local primary school in Southgate, ran the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday (28 April) on behalf of The Dementia Revolution.
Eva completed the Marathon in 6 hours 41 minutes and to date has helped raise just over £3000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK.
Eva told Parikiaki, “I’m sure most of us have been affected, or know someone affected by Alzheimer’s. One of the hardest things is arguably watching a loved one lose their sense of self identity and personality, whilst all you can do is idly and helplessly watch this nightmare unfold before your eyes, feeling as though they have been taken from you even before they are gone.”
Over 850,000 people live with Dementia in the UK and that number is rapidly rising.
At £24 billion each year, dementia costs the UK economy more than cancer and heart disease combined but over two thirds of the care for Dementia patients is paid for by themselves or their family.
* £20 pays for 1 hour of pioneering dementia research.
* £100 could provide the tools for scientists to map 10,000 genes in minute detail, identifying targets for the development of new treatments.
* £500 will cover the cost of a sensitive brain scan for a patient involved in a research study, tracking the effectiveness of new drug treatments, improving diagnosis and better understanding how diseases like Alzheimer’s wreak their havoc in the brain.
You can still support Eva by donating via her JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/eva-kyriacou
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
Please help this brilliant charity continue to research and help the thousands of victims and families this affects!