So many of our supporters choose to raise money for the Lewy Body Society because of their personal experience of the disease.
This is the case for Kara Coles, who ran the London Marathon for the first time this year in a fantastic time of 5 hours and 29 minutes.
Kara’s dad was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia at the age of just 60. Since then Kara, her family and friends have dedicated them to helping us fund much-needed research, to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
You can read more about Kara’s efforts- from quiz nights to a golf event, and lots and lots of running – on her fundraising page here. The London Marathon rounds off an amazing year for Kara, who has raised nearly £8500 for a cause she is passionate about.
Our heartfelt thanks goes to Kara and her family and friends. Your efforts will fund research to help us understand Lewy body dementia, and support other families living with the disease.
If you are feeling inspired, why not drop us a message for your free fundraising pack? We have places at other races this year, or put your name down for next year and start training. Unfortunately, we don’t have any guaranteed places in next year’s London Marathon, but if you are lucky in the public ballot and want to support us we’d love to supply you with a Lewy Body Society running vest and buckets of support and encouragement.
If running isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other things you could do. Why not organise a bake sale at work, open your garden for day or take our ‘Step up for Lewy Body Dementia’ challenge by walking 10,000 steps every day for a month? Every donation, however big or small, really makes a difference.