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Celebs get in on Alzheimer's Society fundraising run

Celebs get in on Alzheimer's Society fundraising run
28th May 2009

A celebrity fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Society helped the charity reach its goal of raising £1 million, with famous faces taking part in a major running event.

This Morning presenter Ruth Langsford, Ten Years Younger hairdresser Andrew Barton, actress Ashley Lilley and Hollyoaks star Steve Beard joined forces with a team of over 200 people at the Bupa London 10,000 on bank holiday Monday to highlight the plight of those suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Ms Langsford, who is engaged to TV star Eamonn Holmes, told of how her father had dementia, explaining that it is a "devastating" condition first hand and deserves even more support than it got over the weekend.

She continued: "Alzheimer's Society has helped my family and thousands of others.

"To run for Alzheimer's Society in an inspirational event such as the Bupa London 10,000, in a magnificent city like London, is a privilege and I wouldn't miss it for the world."

Many of the Alzheimer's Society's 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, with many of them working as carers and health professionals and others having dementia themselves.

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