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Fast-Tracking a Cure for Dementia: A Team Effort


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Sir Jackie Stewart OBE

We’re thrilled to share that our newest Ambassador, the sensational Hollywood Actor Florence Pugh raised over £20,000 when she brought back ‘Cooking with Flo’ – her Instagram cooking show – for a special episode to raise money for Race Against Dementia.

Donations came in from around the world and included generous support from her friends at The Brolin Family Foundation.

To add to the fantastic event, Florence announced to her followers that all money raised will kickstart the fundraising effort for ‘The Florence Pugh Race Against Dementia Team’ – a new team of elite dementia researchers. We are delighted that she is backing our new programme and continued mission to urgently find a cure for dementia.

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I’m honoured to be an Ambassador for Race Against Dementia

“I’m honoured to be an Ambassador for Race Against Dementia and aligned as their partner to raise much needed funds that will go entirely towards groundbreaking research to find a cure.” ~ Florence Pugh, Race Against Dementia Ambassador

Shockingly, one in three people will experience dementia, making the F1 mindset of speed essential in our approach to dementia research.

From the starting line, we have been helping individual scientists with funding, mentoring and F1 mindset training. Now, we are focusing on the power of teams.

Much like Formula 1 teams’ pursuit of success, we believe a team approach can speed up dementia research.

The Race Against Dementia Teams Programme will fund remarkable research leaders with innovative ideas. The funds will enable them to create a new or develop an existing team of researchers driven to discover new clinical breakthroughs in dementia research. Each team will receive £750,000 for five years to cover personnel, equipment and research costs.

With the fundraising for Sir Jackie’s Team and Flo’s Team underway, we are looking to partner with pioneering businesses, philanthropic organisations, and individuals who want to be a part of a step-change in dementia research. If you or your business want to join our race to make an impact on this global issue, we invite you to get in touch.

So, are you on #TeamFlo? #TeamSirJackie? Tell us on social media, we would love to hear from you. You can also join the race by donating and spreading the word about our mission to find a cure.

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