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Challenge set as Stanmore woman battles for Alzheimer free world 

 Published on: 6th August 2019   |   By: Charlie Reynolds   |   Category: Uncategorized

A woman from Stanmore is taking on the Memory Walk as she hopes to achieve an Alzheimer free world.

Corinne Korn will be taking park in this year’s Memory Walk on September 14, which is organised by the charity, Alzheimer’s Society, as a fundraiser to help them battle the disease.

Corinne has set up a JustGiving page and has already almost hit her £600 target but is pushing to raise as much as possible.

Ahead of the big walk Corinne said on her fundraising page: “I’m taking part in Memory Walk 2019 for Alzheimer’s Society because I want a world without dementia.

“Around 225,000 people develop dementia every year – that’s the equivalent to one person every three minutes.

“Thank you so much to all donators, really appreciate it and so will The Alzheimer’s Society.”

An Alzheimer’s Society spokesperson said: “Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed.

“There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and dementia research is desperately underfunded.

“For every person living with dementia, the annual cost to the UK economy is over £30,000 and yet only £90 is spent on dementia research each year.”

For more information on the Memory Walk visit memorywalk.org.uk

Photo courtesy of JustGiving

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