Sam Scott, York City Knights’ forward, will be running the tough Three Peaks challenge this Saturday to raise money and awareness for an illness that is close to home.
Scott is running for the charity, Race Against Dementia. Race Against Dementia was founded in 2016 by F1 legend Jackie Stewart after his wife Helen was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
Scott’s mother Anne was diagnosed with the same form of dementia as Helen, frontotemporal dementia, a new and rare type of dementia.
Dementia affects more than 50 million people in the world and with still no cure, its important to find a cure for this awful disease that affects peoples mind.
Scott said: “She was a great mum, hard working and a fantastic person who was so fun to be around with a real zest and enjoyment for life. Now should be the time where she would be able to enjoy retirement with her husband Paul, her children and now grandchildren.
“She now struggles to communicate, ask or answer any questions or show any emotion. It’s particularly tough to see someone you love decline at such a rapid rate.”
Sam will be running the Three Peaks Challenge on the Saturday 17th October.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 24 miles (38.6km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent. The challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours.
Sam had the goal of raising £1,500. However as it stands just over £3,900 has already been raised. If you are wanting to donate to Sam’s fundraiser. Click here.