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Participating in the "Goggins Challenge" to support Alzheimer's research

We'll join the "Goggins Challenge" to raise awareness of the plight of Alzheimer's patients/caregivers and to support the Pasqual Maragall foundation

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1.242€

Goal

768€

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39

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Francisco Câmara
Francisco Câmara Ferreira & Afonso Portugal

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Investigación científica Enfermedad mental Salud

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Published: 2 Mar 2021

My mother suffers from a devastatingly aggressive form of Alzheimer's disease and back in 2018 I first collaborated with the Foundation Pasqual Maragall to try and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's prevention research through my ultra-trail running effort in Cappadocia (Turkey). Now once again I ask you to support me, my friend Afonso Portugal and the foundation in raising funds for research into the prevention, and hopefully one day help cure the scourge of Alzheimer´s and related dementias. To this purpose this coming Friday March 5th, Afonso (in Vitória, Brazil) and I (in Barcelona, Spain) will be participating in a challenge set up by former special forces superman and ultra-athlete David Goggins.

Goggins' difficult challenge, also called "4x4x48" consists of running 4 miles (~6.5 km) every 4 hours for 48 hours (for a total of 48 miles/77 kms). We would be starting it on Friday evening (early afternoon in Brazil) and finish on Sunday. 

POST-CHALLENGE UPDATE! :

Yesterday at around 11:15AM I completed the Goggins challenge with an eight-miler having run more than 4 miles on every one of the 12 stages of the challenge. I ended up with a little over 90 km in less than 48h, more than I would have expected! Afonso also brilliantly completed the challenge from Brazil! We are both very thankful to all those that have supported our cause both financially and/or by motivating/spurring us on throughout the event!  We are very grateful and feel very humbled by all the kindness!

Our primary goal for now will be to raise 768 euro (4x4x48!) and we will keep the crowdfunding open until March 17th which marks the "one-year anniversary" of my daily exercise streak (also to raise awareness to Alzheimer's disease). I have basically not taken any rest days since March 17th 2020 the day after the start date of the first and strict Spanish "stay-at-home" Covid-19 curfew/lockdown. In these last nearly 12 months I have run 255 times for 4,405 km; completed 71 home-based HIIT sessions; 61 strength-training (gym/home) sessions and 3 mountain hikes.  

March also marks the fourth-year anniversary of eliminating all animal products from my diet #govegan #plantstrong

Thanks a lot in advance to everyone who's able to support us in this hugely important cause for me, and to David Goggins for setting up this unique challenge in times of Covid-19. Afonso and I will be  posting some photos of our efforts through our social media to keep you all up-to-date:

https://twitter.com/FranciscoCmar10;

https://www.instagram.com/plantfueledeagle  

https://www.instagram.com/afonsoportugal 

https://www.strava.com/athletes/39069303

“Consuetudine levior est labor”. (Habit makes any effort light) 

For all those who are (especially) in the United States I highly recommend you also follow and support the amazing work of Drs. Ayesha & Dean Sherzai who are a potent and extremely qualifed voice in the world of Alzheimer's prevention.

#endALZ💚 #athletesagainstalzheimers #plantpoweredathlete🥦 #stayhard

VIVIMOS MÁS, PERO TAMBIÉN QUEREMOS VIVIR MEJOR

En la Fundación Pasqual Maragall soñamos con un futuro sin Alzheimer en el que hacernos mayores sea una etapa más de la vida, con plenitud para disfrutarla. Trabajamos para vencer a esta enfermedad y conseguir un futuro en el que el envejecimiento esté asociado a experiencias positivas. 

Estamos convencidos de que solo con más y mejor investigación seremos capaces de conseguirlo. ¿Nos ayudas?

Donators (39)

Maria Ester

77€

129 days ago

Jan-Jaap

Hidden donation

129 days ago

Anonymous

25€

136 days ago

Onuralp

Hidden donation

137 days ago

Anonymous

35€

138 days ago

Beatriz

10€

139 days ago

Vasileios Fanourios

15€

139 days ago

MATTHEW CRAWFORD

10€

139 days ago

Victor Sala

10€

139 days ago

Yvonne

25€

140 days ago

Diogo Custódio

15€

140 days ago

Manuel Luis

100€

140 days ago

Gonçalo

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140 days ago

Luis

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140 days ago

James White

25€

140 days ago

Nadine

50€

142 days ago

Verónica

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142 days ago

Silvia

15€

143 days ago

Anonymous

100€

143 days ago

Alfredo

100€

143 days ago

Barbie

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143 days ago

Diogo

50€

143 days ago

Bernardo

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143 days ago

Karthik Arumugam

15€

143 days ago

Steven

50€

143 days ago

Andre Miranda

15€

143 days ago

Esteban Errandonea

50€

143 days ago

Inês

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143 days ago

Carme

15€

144 days ago

Minerva Martínez

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144 days ago

Emmanuel

35€

144 days ago

ADRIAN

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144 days ago

Consolación

35€

144 days ago

Victoria

35€

144 days ago

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Comments (9)

1€ por cada km...de Mãe para Mãe!!! Parabéns aos atletas!

Onuralp

137 days ago

A big hug to you and your mom, Francisco.

Well done and Congratulations 🎉. Great cause and a great effort!

Francisco Câmara

Leader 139 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind support and donation Matt!! I really appreciate it! 🙌🏽

A vossa causa é muito nobre e devia ser amplamente divulgada .Infelizmente aqui em Portugal é totalmente desconhecida.

Francisco Câmara

Leader 140 days ago

Muitissimo obrigado pela generosa contribuição Manuel Luis! Grande abraço e beijinho à Mónica

Nadine

142 days ago

Sending strength and warm greetings from Berlin!

Francisco Câmara

Leader 142 days ago

Danke Nadine!🤗 Um beijo!

Gran iniciativa💪💪💪 Gracias y ánimo chic@s!!

Francisco Câmara

Leader 142 days ago

Muchisimas gracias Verito! Un beso!

Muito bem rapaziada!

Francisco Câmara

Leader 143 days ago

'brigado Mirandinha! Vamos lá ver se 1) eu não acabo na esquadra, 2) o Afonsin acorda nas saidas à noite 😏 Grande Abraço!

Carme

144 days ago

Suerte con tu reto Francisco. Adelante!

Francisco Câmara

Leader 144 days ago

Muchissimaaas gracias Carme!

Força!

Francisco Câmara

Leader 144 days ago

Muito obrigado Minerva!!💪🥦

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