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Blogging for Prizes, Recognition and Alzheimer's Research UK

  • Date: 2011/03/04
  • The Disabled Shop
  • Synopsis : Bloggers have a chance to win prizes and gain publicity while raising money for research into Alzheimers disease and dementia.

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The Disabled Shop is holding a blogging competition to raise desperately needed funds for Alzheimer's Research UK, the UK's leading dementia research charity, and spread awareness of the need for more research.

Bloggers have a chance to win prizes and gain publicity - all while raising money for research into Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.

The Disabled Shop, which is also donating all profits raised from sales of its Alzheimer's and Care at Home product range for the whole of March, has organized the competition to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research UK.

"If research is not fully funded, many of us will be affected by a disease which is already stripping away the memory and identity of more than 820,000 people across the UK, with numbers forecast to rise significantly in the next generation," said Jean Rasbridge, Managing Director of The Disabled Shop.

"Alzheimer's could affect you or me as easily as the next person - as it has much-loved author Sir Terry Pratchett, a Patron of Alzheimer's Research UK."

Alzheimer's Research UK scientists have been behind some of the most important dementia research breakthroughs of recent times. Far more research is needed to find new treatments and an eventual cure but dementia research is desperately underfunded and lags far behind other diseases. Alzheimer's Research UK relies entirely on donations to fund its vital research.

"More needs to be done," said Jean. Bloggers can help by joining our competition and helping to raise money.

"At the same time, they will get the chance to win great prizes - all donated by companies and writers - and win publicity and recognition for their blogs."

Prizes include life time pro-membership of popular blog forum MyBlogGuest, an e-commerce store donated by BigCommerce and a guide to blogging provided by the winner of The Disabled Shop's previous blogging competition.

Are you a blogger

You can help research, as well as winning the chance to win prizes and publicity for your blog. Visit www.thedisabledshop.com/alzheimers-research to get involved today.

The Disabled Shop is an online shop selling thousands of disability and mobility aids, including Dementia and Alzheimer's Aids. The shop is accompanied by a blog where a team of writers with disabilities provide expert advice about disability and the aids that can help. For more information visit the site www.thedisabledshop.com

Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading charity specializing in finding preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. Alzheimer's Research UK relies on donations to fund its vital dementia research. Alzheimer's Research UK is currently supporting dementia research projects worth £17.8 million in leading Universities across the UK, including £86,000 in South Wales. To help Alzheimer's Research UK defeat dementia, donate today by visiting www.alzheimersresearchuk.org or calling 01223 843899.

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