Five of the team cycling with Mike live with Parkinson’s and among them was GP and Public Health Consultant Dr Claire Lehman who was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s in 2017, aged 37. Claire set off from the UK for Lake Geneva on her bike, cycling there before the start!
I am really keen to raise funds towards a cure. The research that Cure Parkinson’s funds is not only working to slow, stop or reverse the progression of this degenerative condition, but it also motivates me with hope.Claire Lehman
Claire joined fellow team mate Alison Anderson, who was featured in the recent BBC Breakfast film about living with Parkinson’s, alongside Mike, whose father has Parkinson’s. Claire and Alison were part of a group spreading the journey over ten days, whilst the other group included three further people with Parkinson’s; Simon Bland, Pete Anthem and Gary Shaughnessy joined Mike, Iain and 12 others for the intense six day challenge.
This much-awaited event was finally able to take place following pandemic cancellations in 2020 and 2021. After the uncertainty of the last two years, Cure Parkinson’s is delighted that fundraising events have now returned, with a renewed sense of purpose, and we’d love to see even more people getting involved; there are a whole host of fabulous events happening throughout the summer!
To support the Raid Alpine team’s epic challenge and Cure Parkinson’s work to find a cure please visit the team’s JustGiving fundraising page to donate – Thank you!
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