I have had this crazy dream brewing ever since my girlfriend from Queensland stayed with me. She is a marathon runner, and has been running all over Australia and the world, and wants one day to run across the Simpson Desert. Ever since watching the video clip below, I cannot get it out of my brain, and have started wondering if it could be a major fundraising event, not for research, but for improved services for people with dementia… Anyway, watch the video clip, and let me know if you think it is a good idea.
Being healthy and having the fitness to actually do it is not so much the rationale behind it, but the national attention something like this might receive would help the Fight Dementia campaign., and significantly raise awareness. How cool would it be to have a team of people with dementia, running across the Simpson Desert, to raise money to improve the lives of over 321,ooo people in living in Australia with a diagnosis of dementia???
The fact some days I can barely walk let alone run may restrict me, but it is always fun to dream!!!
Ps. I can’t work out how to download the Vimeo file, but here is the link; http://vimeo.com/72182633 to the Simpson Desert run. It will bring tears to your eyes and joy to your heart.