Rahman completes Running Down Dementia 100k challenge

PUBLISHED: 16:22 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:22 29 August 2018

Emdad Rahman with Mayor of Barking & Dagenham Cllr Sanchia Alasia

Emdad Rahman with Mayor of Barking & Dagenham Cllr Sanchia Alasia


Borough resident Emdad Rahman completed a 100k challenge to help raise awareness of dementia last week.

Participants on Running Down Dementia are encouraged to raise £100 by running or walking 100k by the end of August to help power life-changing research.

And Rahman completed his course before celebrating with the Honourable Mayor of Barking & Dagenham Cllr Sanchia Alasia, who said: “Dementia has a direct effect not only on the wellbeing of the person living with it, but also their family too, along with impacting on friends, acquaintances, colleagues and the community.

“The consequences are far reaching. Well done to Emdad and everyone who has taken part in Running Down Dementia to raise awareness and revenue for such a vital cause.”

Rahman added: “I love Running Down Dementia as it’s an opportunity to involve and update my family, friends and community whilst running in the streets, open spaces and at parkrun.

“Right now 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. Around every one of those people are friends and family, often struggling to keep life on track themselves. But by taking part in Running Down Dementia, I believe I’ve given hope to them all by funding vital dementia research. I’m grateful for the support I’ve had.”

Running Down Dementia is an award-winning challenge from Alzheimer’s Research UK and parkrun, with parkrunners so far helping to raise more than £890,000 for world-class research, which will help in the mission to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025.

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