The three-time Formula 1 World Champion founded the charity following the diagnosis of his wife Lady Helen. Sir Jackie hopes to inject an ‘F1 attitude’ to dementia research, believing the sports technology and outside-the-box thinking could contribute to early coping solutions.
The charity assists in raising funds for research aimed at finding a prevention or treatment for the causes of dementia.
Without change, one in three people born today will be diagnosed with dementia. And with only one dementia researcher for every four cancer researchers, investment and support is paramount to the fight.
To support the cause, Motorsport Tickets has enabled the ability for customers to donate directly from its checkout. Whether you’re booking F1 tickets, or a gift voucher, customers now have the option to donate any amount to the charity by using the newly-developed widget.
All donations will directly benefit Race Against Dementia, and go towards funding vital dementia research. This includes its Fellowship Programme, which draws from the most promising early career scientific talent around the world.
Collaboration with forward-thinking organisations in F1 will bring the dynamic attitude, dedication and agility of Grand Prix teamwork to drive results. The RAD programme aspires to be a catalyst for this change in dementia research culture globally.
And there will be further support from Motorsport Tickets in the coming months, including exclusive competitions and online webinars. To be the first to hear about upcoming initiatives, sign up to our newsletter and follow us on social media.