BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just over 2 years ago Alex Flynn was diagnosed with Idiopathic Parkinson's disease and is undertaking this monumental challenge that will take him across cities, counties, countries and continents, all over the world in pursuit of raising awareness and vital funding towards finding a cure for a disease that effects millions across the globe.
Flynn will be crossing all types of terrain including desert, mountains and even open water, driving himself far beyond his limits in a feat of endurance to complete 10 million metres in pursuit of raising in excess of GBP1 million for research to find a cure for Parkinson's disease; each step, bringing us closer to improving the lives of those living with this terrible disease. Flynn will realise this distance, remarkably, whilst fighting against the relentless progression of the disease on his own body.
The deVere Group CEO Nigel Green commented: "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to support Alex Flynn in this remarkable challenge. We will be with him every step of the way to help him raise the target for such a worthy cause."
Alex Flynn said, "This challenge, which will push me (potentially) beyond the limits of my endurance, is not about me; it is so much more. It's about raising awareness, connecting people, it's about inspiration and motivation, and overcoming difficulties to discover solutions. Every metre of my journey I know that someone else, somewhere in the world, will have just received the news I did just over two years ago. It's this knowledge that drives me forward, determined to realise the vital funding that may change the lives of millions. I am overwhelmed by the generosity of and hugely grateful to the deVere Group, for their long term support of my 10MillionMetre challenge. I am inspired by their assistance, friendship and enthusiasm with which, together, I am sure we will make change happen!"
If you wish to learn more about the ten million meters challenge, or to donate please visit the Alex Flynn website at www.alexflynn.co.uk.
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SOURCE deVere Group