Create your team or sign up as individual, and complete your own unique 100 mile challenge to highlight and support further research into potentially life changing treatments for Parkinson’s.

Between 1 – 14 September 2021, join 41 other individuals or teams and aim to cover 100 miles in your own way – walking, running, swimming, cycling, rowing or any other form of human powered travel – all whilst raising funds to support work in neurotrophic factors, a series of naturally occurring proteins including GDNF and C-CDNF, which can restore damaged brain cells in Parkinson’s.

People with Parkinson’s unite to change the lives of millions

Each team taking part in the challenge will represent one of the participants in the last trial involving GDNF which was the focus of a 2018 BBC documentary entitled “The Parkinson’s Drug Trial – A Miracle Cure?”. The trial showed promised but ultimately failed to meet the scientific end points to proceed and therefore ceased.

Many of the teams will be led by trial participants, joined by friends, family and other people who are living with Parkinson’s.

Vicki Dillon, who took part in the trial and is part of the GDNF Participant Group which is organising the challenge, said:

Ultimately, what we are looking for is a cure. I’ve experienced first-hand how neurotrophic factors can improve the quality of life for someone living with Parkinson’s and we want other people to have the same chance. A team of people covering 100 miles in 10 days doesn’t sound like much, but Parkinson’s often affects people’s mobility, leaving them slow, stiff and rigid. But they, and I, are taking on a bigger challenge to give others hope for a life altering treatment.

When you join #TeamCure you’ll receive:

  • Help and support from our team of friendly fundraisers
  • A fundraising pack with top notch tips and tricks
  • Access to fundraising materials to make your fundraising a breeze
  • Regular updates on how you are bringing a cure closer

For more information, please contact or call 020 7487 3892.


1 – 14 September
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Email the Challenge Working Group to register your interest in joining the challenge as an individual or as a team.

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