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Katie Childress
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Me & Mom
Me & Mom

My Story

My mom never missed a piano recital, high school event, or swim meet. She woke up early to shop before work so we could eat dinner together as a family every night. She’s devoted to her family.

Sophomore year of college my dad showed up at my apartment. We went to a greek restaurant, and as we were eating our appetizers he told me mom had Alzheimer's. I was angry.

More than ten years later, I’m still angry.

Over 47 million people across the world are living with dementia. This number is set to skyrocket to 75 million by 2030. In the US alone, more than 15 million caregivers dedicate themselves to those with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

My dad is a steadfast caregiver. Instead of retiring, he learned how to cook, use a curling iron, and do makeup. Alzheimer’s robbed my parents of their retirement plans.

We need to fund the cure.

This year on March 18th, I will run the NYC half marathon to honor people living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, and those lost to the disease. Each mile I hope to raise funds and awareness to advance the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The National Institutes of Health spends over $6 billion a year on cancer research, over $4 billion on heart disease research, and over $3 billion on HIV/AIDS research. But, it spends only $480 million on Alzheimer’s research.

Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s and provide care and support to those facing the disease today.

Best,
Katie 

Me & Mom
Me & Mom

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