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Misty works with Alzheimers Society

Misty works with Alzheimers Society

Following the huge success of The George House Trust Drag Ball, an event made possible by  the cooperation of Manchester’s Drag performers, the community will once again join forces to raise money, this time for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Simon McDermott, regional fundraising officer for Alzheimer’s Research UK said: 

“We’re so grateful for Manchester’s drag community for joining together on World Alzheimer’s Day to help raise money and awareness for research into dementia. There are over 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia today, and that number is forecast to rise as the population ages. 

“Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UKs leading dementia research charity and funds world-class studies focussing on prevention, diagnosis and treatments for dementia. Our vision is of a world free from the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia and our mission is to bring about the world’s first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. Collections such as these are vital to raising funds and helping to spread awareness of this cruel condition – we cannot be more grateful” 

“Also, on a personal level and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community who cares for a parent with dementia, I cannot thank the drag community enough for coming together and supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK. Many LGBTQ+ people end up caring for parents, friends or partners who are diagnosed with dementia – they know only too well the impact it can have. But it is only through research that we will make breakthroughs possible.” 

Alzheimer’s Research UK will also be holding a free information event at ICONIC Bar, Richmond St, Manchester at 6.00pm, Tuesday 10 September. The event will provide an introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, discuss the latest research, provide information on risk reduction and ways Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community can help support vital research.

Register via link below.

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Published: 19-Aug-2019

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