Alissa Joins Team Cerebra for 10k

Alissa Elsaesser

Alissa Elsaesser

Alissa Elsaesser, who was born with Downs Syndrome, has set herself the challenge of running this year’s London 10k to fundraise for Cerebra.

This will be the fourth year that Cerebra have taken part in the British London 10k race and we have been very fortunate to have many dedicated people taking part in the race on our behalf.

This year is turning out to be no exception and we are very pleased to welcome Alissa Elsaesser to team Cerebra!

Alissa was born with Down’s Syndrome but she has never let anything hold her back and is determined to rise to the challenge and complete the entire route.

Alissa told us a bit more about herself: “This is my last year at College and I am planning to run 10K to raise funds for Cerebra. During the holidays I volunteer at Cerebra, helping with the Raffles. My parents think I am very special. They are right. I like music and singing, cooking and ski twice a month at dry ski slopes. I also am a member of our local Gateway Club and have many friends there. I will need to train a lot to run 10K.”

Running 10k will be a huge challenge for Alissa but she will have the support of her father Alex Elsaesser who will be running the race for the fourth time for Cerebra this year.

“This will be a big challenge for her. She is trying to raise £500 for Cerebra and if you are able to sponsor her, it would be a great encouragement for her to keep training,” Alex said.

You can support Alissa through her Just Giving page. We also still have some places left if you would like to join Alissa and Alex on team Cerebra. Email sarahj@cerebra.org.uk or call 01267 244226 if you are interested in taking part in one of the most iconic races in the country.