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15/08/2017

Howes Percival to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK by taking part in Chariots of Fire

A team from Howes Percival will be taking part in this year's Chariots of Fire Race on 17 September 2017.

Chariots of Fire is one of Cambridgeshire's largest annual charity events where teams of six each run a 1.6 mile course in relay format.  The race follows the historic footsteps of the famous film "Chariots of Fire" including the run around Trinity College Great Court.

This year's chosen charity is Alzheimer's Research UK, one of the UK's leading dementia research charity.  ARUK is currently supporting a vital project at the University of Cambridge exploring why people with Down's Syndrome are much more likely to develop Alzheimer's and how they could benefit from future treatments against the disease.

Around 50% of people with Down's Syndrome develop Alzheimer's,the most common form of dementia, by their 50s and there are 40-60,000 people in the UK with Down's Syndrome.

The findings from this study have the potential to not only shed light on a critical period in the disease for preventative treatment in people with Down's Syndrome, but will also provide insight that could benefit everyone affected by Alzheimer's.

If you would like to sponsor our team and help to raise money for Alzheimer's Research UK, please visit our Just Giving page here.