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Join the University of Sheffield’s first ever global fundraising week

Help raise £50,000, and back the next breakthrough in Parkinson’s disease research.

Parkinson’s is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world. Patients suffer with debilitating motor symptoms, which include tremor, problems with walking and coordination. The disease can often lead to patients suffering with depression and anxiety. Sadly, treatments for Parkinson’s disease haven’t progressed for over 50 years.

The most common drug used today only masks the symptoms and becomes less effective over time.  But Sheffield researchers are working to develop personalised treatments, ensuring that each patient receives the best treatment for their strain of Parkinson’s. With your support, this treatment breakthrough can happen sooner.

The Big Week Challenge

Between 3rd and 7th May, we’re challenging you to help cover a combined distance of 50,000km in aid of Parkinson’s research at Sheffield. Choose your distance and join your fellow Sheffield supporters in running, walking, cycling or swimming to help us make a breakthrough in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease

You can easily track your activity by connecting your fundraising page directly with the Strava app. This way, your distance is automatically logged on your Just Giving page, and in the overall total. Whether you do this, or you record your distance manually, you can start tracking your challenge on your page from 1st May.

Step 1

Sign up and create your personalised JustGiving page

Step 2

Decide your activity, pledge your distance and fundraising amount

Step 3

Share your page with friends, family and colleagues. And tag #TUOSBigWeek on social media, we’d love to see your progress!

Step 4

Get moving and track your activity! You can do this either via Strava or by manually uploading your distance.