Earlier this year Virgin Money announced that we will be working in partnership with Dementia Revolution as our corporate charity of the year. As our charity of the year this makes Dementia Revolution the Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon, Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Research UK are joining forces for a year-long campaign to power groundbreaking dementia research, overthrow old attitudes and lead the charge towards a cure.
Dementia is the biggest health threat facing society today and there are currently no effective treatments to slow, prevent or cure it. Today almost one million people in the UK are living with a form of dementia, the most common one being Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly, one in three of us will be affected by dementia in some way.
Today, 50 million people are living with dementia across the world. Too often they struggle alone, feeling as though their world has been turned upside down and often facing prejudice or misunderstanding.
But no more. A revolution is growing – on the streets and in the laboratories. Scientists are gaining on dementia, pioneering breakthroughs and transforming lives.
Our colleagues at Virgin Money will be taking part in different fundraising activities with the aim to raise both funds and awareness for the Dementia Revolution. Donations can be made via our Virgin Money Giving Fundraising page.
It is time to bring dementia out of the shadows and set things straight.