BBC stars to run Olympic marathon route for Alzheimer's Society
Published 9 May 2012
Star of BBC dramas Great Expectations, Married.Single.Other and Exile, actor Shaun Dooley will be running the Bupa London 10,000 on 27 May to raise funds for Alzheimer's Society.
Shaun, who also starred in the recent box office hit The Woman in Black, will be running through St James' Park for the second year in a row, joined by his brother-in-law Sam Cameron and fellow actor Nigel Whitmey, star of Hustle, Murphy's Law and Saving Private Ryan.
The Bupa London 10,000 was Shaun's first experience of an organised run in May 2011. He chose to support Alzheimer's Society after working on a dementia storyline for the BBC psychological thriller Exile, where the main character, played by Jim Broadbent had Alzheimer's disease.
'The storyline in Exile and the experiences of friends and colleagues are a reminder of the devastating impact dementia has, not only on those directly affected, but on their families and loved ones. More resources are desperately needed to support people with dementia today and find a cure for tomorrow. I am proud to run for Alzheimer's Society again this year, and am excited about taking on the challenge.'
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of Alzheimer's Society said:
'We are delighted that Shaun is taking on the Bupa 10,000 again for us this year and recognise the time and energy he's put into preparing for the run. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like him to help people live well with dementia today and fund research to find a cure for tomorrow. On behalf of the charity, I hope his training is going well and wish him the best of luck in the race.'
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