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Glasgow Memory Clinic’s 900,000 steps challenge in June

Team ‘GMC’ with be walking 900,000 steps this June for Alzheimer Scotland

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating condition that affects millions of people around the world. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, in the UK alone, there are 900,000 people living with dementia and with an ageing population, this number is expected to rise sharply in the coming years.

This June, the team at GMC will be walking 900,000 steps to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer Scotland. We want to show our support for those who are living with dementia and their families, and we hope to make a difference in the fight against this disease. Every step we take will bring us closer to our goal, and we hope that others will join us in our efforts. With your help, we can make a real difference in the lives of those affected by dementia.

Dementia Awareness Week (30th May – 5th June) is an important yearly event that encourages people to learn more about the condition. This year, the team at Glasgow Memory Clinic have decided to fundraise for the cause by taking part in a collective step challenge throughout June, which is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. We hope that by increasing awareness and understanding of dementia, we can help to break down the stigma that surrounds it. By taking part in this challenge, we are also helping to raise vital funds that will go towards research and support services for those living with the condition.

Throughout June, our team will be taking on a step challenge to raise funds for our chosen charity – Alzheimer Scotland. We have ‘steppers’ from every part of the business, from our nurses, to our patient liaison team and our finance team to senior management. From June 1st, we will each record our steps and work together towards smashing the 900,000 step target for June. Like us on Facebook where you will be able to follow our progress.

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity

Alzheimer Scotland, work tirelessly to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. You can find out more about the charity, the work that they do, the support they offer, the campaigning work they’ve done and continue to do, and much more by visiting the Alzheimer Scotland website.

Dementia affects around 50 million people worldwide, and that number is expected to rise to 132 million by 2050. Together, we can make a difference.

We’re confident that we can do it – but we need your help! If you would like to make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page.

 

Thank you for your support!

 

Posted 1st June 2022

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