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The LabRat attempts to run a marathon
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Ended Oct 12, 2014

So in three weeks I have a date with my running shoes. I will be covering more miles than I have ever done before as I attempt my first marathon in Chester. I am putting this together a bit late in the day but truthfully was a bit scared to admit to myself I was signing up to run so far (still am)! Although today I reminded myself why I'm running this race.

By day I am a lab rat and currently doing a PhD in Alzheimer's research. Last summer, I read a truely inspiring book about the trials of one man, Dr Donald Moss, and his lab team who over the last 35 years have been developing a novel therapy called MSF that has been shown to improve the memories of people currently living with Alzheimer's. On the day I will be running with MSF on my t-shirt to raise awareness of the hard work Dr Donald Moss has done over the years and how he continues to strive to make this drug accessible to people living with Alzheimer's.

The website below has more details (seriously worth a look)

By night/weekends I am a running rat hoping to raise money for the Darnall Dementia Group. In my first year at university I volunteered for them and so witnessed first-hand the brilliant work achieved by the group. The group organises weekly activities for people with dementia which is not only enjoyable for the participant but provides much needed respite to their loved ones who provide round the clock care. I know how much this group means to the local community of Darnall and areas in Sheffield and I want to try to support their work.

Please help the running rat support these two great causes if you can:)

This one's for you Grandad! 

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