Dom's duathlon fundraiser for Parkinson's diseaseDonate
- Created By:
- Dominic Graham
- Collecting for:
- The Parky Challenge
Dom's duathlon fundraiser for Parkinson's disease
Hello, friends and family! I am doing a duathlon on 20 September to help the EPDA in its fundraising efforts. I have been involved with the EPDA since 2000, and I have seen first hand just how difficult living with Parkinson's is, and just how misunderstood it is as a disease.
Did you know, for example, that due to the ageing population, the number of people living with Parkinson's across Europe will double to 2.5 million by 2030? Or that it currently costs our society €13.9 billion a year to treat patients? Or that it's the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's?
Many people think it's a simple 'shaking' disease, but in fact its 'hidden' symptoms are brutal, ranging from depression, hallucinations and delusion to sexual and sleep problems.
The EPDA has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of people with Parkinson's since its formation in 1992, but desperately needs to fundraise in order to survive these tough economic times.
So please help me help the EPDA by supporting my fundraiser. I will be running 10km, followed by cycling 40km, followed by a 5km run. My target time for all this is 2 hours and 35 minutes. And if I don't hit this time then I will 'throw in' 100 press-ups at the finish line, and I will be filmed so I can prove it!
But if you help me reach my fundraising target of €500 then I will pay my fundraising target myself!
I think that's a pretty decent challenge, but it's nothing compared with the challenges that people with Parkinson's have to live with every day of their lives.
Many thanks for reading my fundraising page, and I hope I have persuaded you that your donation is vital and hugely appreciated by myself and the EPDA.
Obviously I hope that together we can smash my €500 target, but any contribution will be hugely appreciated.
Thank you very much for reading!
If you'd like more info as to where your money will go, just download the 'Why support the EPDA?' PDF via this link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tzy3fzlwo32jsrd/Why%20support%20the%20EPDA%3F.pptx?dl=0
446% 500 €
Mariella Graziano Donated 80 €Hello Tom I support your fantastic effort, despite your injury!!
Jim and Sarah Werts Donated 20 €Yay! Go Dommo! Congrats mate - amazing effort in the face of mud and injury - good man...
Anonymous User Donated 20 €
Gabi Code Donated 20 €
Good one Dommo xx
Mark Yarborough Donated 25 €
Anonymous User Donated 10 €
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Anonymous User Donated 120 €
Samantha Mahony Donated 30 €
Good Luck MoleyMoleyShabbash, whenever and however you tick it all off. Hope the injuries are kind to you. Love from the Wilcony's xxx
Simon Richardson Donated 130 €
Here's the recycled donation from the cycling contributors - Badger, Kong, Pike, Harold and of course yourself, Dom
Pikey and Nat Donated 50 €
Good on you Moley! A very worthy cause, although this injury excuse sounds weak! All the best nonetheless, and fingers crossed for a quick recovery :)
Dom Graham Donated 500 €
Here's my own donation – as a thank you to all my friends and family who have been so generous on behalf of people with Parkinson's... Thank you very much!
Rachel Mattimoe Donated 40 €
Best of luck dude - a most worthy cause indeed! xx
Chiu Man Donated 20 €
Go Dom, go!!!!
Anonymous User Donated 100 €
Dan Harrington Donated 40 €
Good luck Moley - great cause and an honourable challenge. Go smash it you big strong man, you! Dan, Fran & Lula. X
Katherine Chan Donated 40 €
An excellent and most worthwhile cause. Good luck.
Richard Thurston Donated 30 €
Good luck Doom.
Lisa Wong Donated 20 €
Should be a walk in the park for you Dom! :) Good luck!
Lorna Williams Donated 30 €
Good for you Dom. All the best. Xx
Oh, and thank you also to my cycling training buddies Dan Nesnetsirhc Daniel Walker Paul Williams, and also Cat Dean! You're all wonderful! :-)
So many people to thank! Here's just a few: Julian Graham Ben Graham Taya Koh Will Forrest Moira Kan Kate Gawadzyn Danielle Dixon Simon Drury Joy Drury and Sally Williams. Thanks to you all for being so generous sponsors! Just a couple of weeks to go to my duathlon... got a mild foot injury as of yesterday so fingers crossed it doesn't cause any significant problems! (Got my excuse in early too!) Anyone else who fancies sponsoring me, please do! You will be helping people with Parkinson's all over Europe. Check out my fundraising page to learn more: www.betternow.org/be/dom-s-duathlon-fundraiser-for-parkinson-s-disease Thanks again, dear friends!
Anonymous User Donated 10 €
Good luck and hope its a great experience to look back on x
Sally Williams Donated 40 €
Dom you chose a duathlon when apparently hoola-hooping would have sufficed. You are mental good luck!