Thursday, March 03, 2011
I am helping out this month with a writing competition to raise money for Alzheimers' Research.
You may already have been touched by Alzheimer's. Nearly half of us have a relative or friend who has the disease. Unfortunately, this number is forecast to grow rapidly in the future. One in ten of us will get the disease if we reach the age of 65, a number increasing to more than half of us by the time we are 85.
Research has already managed to produce drugs which can slow the progress of the disease. However, it is desperately underfunded, receiving just a fraction of the funds cancer research receives.
TheDisabledShop is both donating funds to research to help stop the disease, and holding a competition to raise awareness and further funds.
There are some great prizes - including life pro-membership of popular blogging forum MyBlogGuest and a free c-commerce store from BigCommerce. But the best reason to get involved is to help defeat Alzhzeimer's. To learn more about the competition or to get involved click here.
Posted by James Dunworth at 2:28 PM