FOOTBALL legend Alan Peacock says he is determined to remain positive after being diagnosed with dementia and will help raise awareness of the condition when cutting the ribbon to get MFC Foundation’s Memory Walk officially underway on Sunday 23rd July.
Alan, 85, who lives in Carlton, North Yorkshire, said: “I am really pleased to have been asked to launch the walk. Being open about having dementia seems to be the right thing to do. I still don’t really understand what it is, but I’ve been told I have it, so I just have to get on with it.
“Dementia certainly wasn’t something I was aware of when I played football. It’s just something that has gradually started to get on top of me. I’m dealing with it as best I can and trying to carry on as normal. Fortunately, I have people around me who know more about dementia than I do, such as my daughter Diane, so that is a great comfort.”
The former England international scored 141 goals in 238 games for hometown club Middlesbrough between 1954 and 1964.
Hundreds of people will gather for the event which starts and finishes at the Riverside Stadium, walking in memory of, or to pay tribute to, a loved one.
If you want to join them and walk for someone special and at the same time raise money for MFC Foundation or the charity of your choice, please follow this link https://lnkd.in/ecpupGHZ