You are here

PDS organises special fundraising run

PDS organises special fundraising run
16th November 2009

A special ten-kilometre run has been organised by the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS) to take place in Nottingham later this month.

The charity revealed that the PDS10K event will be run at the National Water Sports Centre and provides a "wonderful opportunity to get fit" while raising important funds for the organisation.

Over 350 people have already signed up, including researchers and health experts from universities in Sheffield, Oxford and Cambridge.

Dr Lynne Bedford, who is funded by the PDS in her position as a senior research fellow with Nottingham University, is taking part in the run with four members of her research team, underlining her backing for the cause.

"Our research focuses on a machine in the nerve cell that breaks down unwanted proteins and whether this is dysfunctional in Parkinson's disease," she explained. "The PDS10K is a great way to raise vital funds and awareness of research into Parkinson's."

Earlier this month, the PDS described breakthroughs in brain cell therapy as "exciting new findings" which could offer real hope to people with Parkinson's disease.

Please click here for advice to help you find the right type of care.