This October, there’s a new way to beat dementia. Your way. When you sign up for the TakeOn12 challenge, you’ll be signing up to do 12 hours of running, walking, swimming or cycling. You can split the time your way too: either all in one go or bite-size chunks. And if you want to do a different type of exercise, that’s fine too.
Dementia is set to become the biggest killer. Your 12 hours can have a big impact, so make them count by raising as much as possible for Alzheimer’s Society.
£150 Could run our online community Talking Point for 12 hours, giving people with dementia, their carers, family and friends support 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
£252 Could provide someone with a dementia diagnosis with 12 hours of practical and emotional support in their own home from a Dementia Support Worker.
£514 Could enable crucial research into the cause, care, cure and prevention of dementia by funding a post-doctoral Junior Fellow for 12 hours.
Sign up to TakeOn12 today and set up your fundraising page. Link your tracking device, such as FitBit, MapMyFitness or Strava, to show how many hours you’ve completed – here’s how. Don’t worry, if you prefer to add your time manually, you can do that too! Share your page with friends, family and colleagues and encourage them to sponsor you and follow your TakeOn12 challenge.
20 people develop dementia every hour. By 2021, one million will be living with it. Dementia doesn’t discriminate, it hits families hard and currently there’s no cure. Until the day we find a cure, Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia. Wherever they are, whatever they’re going through.
As the UK’s leading dementia charity, we work tirelessly to improve treatment and support. We’re creating a more dementia-friendly society so that people with dementia can live free of fear and prejudice. Through our ground-breaking research, we can and we will find a cure. Let’s take on dementia, together. Unite with us to fight dementia. And win.