Sir Ranulph Fiennes
"Best of luck"
"When someone you love is stricken with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, it can also take a heavy toll on those that love them. Changes in their behaviour can strain relationships and change the dynamics of a family. Caregiving can be extremely demanding and the strain on finances can be crushing. These are all the reasons that I know I’m extremely blessed as my family and I give to my my mum. Many others aren’t as fortunate as I am, which is why I’m doing this for Louis Alexander, who is running to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Research. He will be running a marathon on each of the seven continents of the world, and I just want to wish him all the best on his journey for this noble cause. Good luck Louis!"
"A true test of endurance and for a worthy cause. I wish him the best of luck. Onwards!"
"Louis has undertaken many epic challenges, and as always they just keeping getting bigger. Louis embodies the adventurer attitude. He strives for the top and never relents until he’s there. Not only is he raising much needed awareness for Alzheimer's but he’s doing so in the most pure way; inspiring others, pushing himself physically and mentally, and all with the kindest of hearts at the centre of it all. Proud to call him a friend."
“Taking on 17 marathons in 17 days is not easy, trust me, I’ve been there. I’m proud to be supporting Louis on his challenge.”
Sir Chris Bonington
“I have had several friends whose lives were cruelly affected by Alzheimers and personal experience of the suffering caused to families and loved ones by dementia since I nursed my deceased wife through motor neurone disease, which is one of the cruellest of all. Dementia and Alzheimer's touches far too many lives and so I ask that you support this charity challenge with fervour.”
“I’m proud to back Louis and his Running the Seven Continents project – not only is he setting an inspiring example of courage and endurance, but he’s doing so for a particularly important cause. Alzheimer’s and dementia will affect one in three of us in the UK. It is fast becoming one of the most prevalent healthcare issues, yet there are four cancer researchers for every one dementia researcher. I wish him the very best of luck, and would urge you to support him if you’re in a position to do so.”
“Louis continues to inspire by pushing the boundaries of physical and psychological endurance in aid of a great cause. His latest expedition though will be one of his toughest yet.”
Robert Swan OBE
“I’m proud to see the young generation of adventurers such as Louis Alexander continue to fly the flag for British adventure. I wish him all the best on this incredible challenge in support of finding a cure for Dementia.”
“A great challenge lies ahead, but I have no doubt that Louis will succeed. A great cause and a heart warming story, you will be tested, but you must remember why you’re doing this… don’t stop, you got it."