Bupa is to continue its successful partnership with Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland for the Bupa Great Run Series in 2010. The partnership raised £1 million in 2009.
Alzheimer's Society estimates that there are 700,000 people in Britain with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia and this figure is expected to double over the next thirty years due to the nation's aging population.
Dr Graham Stokes at Bupa says, "Signing up to support the Alzheimer's charities in a Bupa Great Run means you can get fit, help reduce your risk of dementia and raise money for a very worthwhile cause."
Bupa has sponsored the Great Run Series for 17 years, and last year helped raise over £28 million for charity with almost £1 million helping to fight dementia.
Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer Scotland are calling for runners to support them in one of the 2010 Bupa Great Runs across the country. For further details visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/greatrun or telephone 0870 417 0192. Runners in Scotland can visit www.alzscot.org or telephone 0845 260 0789.