Race for a Cure is a non-stop relay of 900 miles from John O' Groats to Lands End, 'End to End' to end Parkinson's.
Race for a Cure is a journey of hope. It will be staged by Pedal for Parkinson's in 2012. "Hope of a cure is the driving force which makes me motivated and makes me strong", says founder of the group, David Greaves. "Hope is the starting point, hope creates the vision of the journey towards the end - A cure for Parkinson's".
Race for a Cure will take place in early August 2012, the year of the London Olympics. The riders are being supported for the event by a famous Athlete and Olympian (details to be announced) who like the rest of the Pedal for Parkinson Team, has Parkinson's. They are going to show the assembled world audience that people with Parkinson's can do remarkable things in their determination to find a cure for Parkinson's.
David Greaves has led people with Parkinson's from end to end for the past three years, doubling the distance in 2011 by including end to end in Ireland, a journey of 2000 miles. Pedal for Parkinson's has assembled a formidable group of Patrons, from all walks of life: mountaineeers, sailors, musicians, broadcasters, sportsman, writers and leading clerics, including the Archbishop of York and top TV celebrity, Graham Norton. David is an Advocate for the Cure Parkinson's Trust and Ambassador for Parkinson's Movement. To date, the group has generated over £103,000.
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