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In Memory of Dorothy Kelly

Andrew & Colleen Kelly

is fundraising to honor:

all those facing Alzheimer's

Fundraising Progress

Andrew & Colleen Kelly
of Goal
$21,751 Raised
$30,000.00

I am

Running

to fight Alzheimer's

In Memory of Dorothy Kelly
In Memory of Dorothy Kelly

My Story

On September 10, 2017, I lost my mother Dorothy Kelly to Early-onset Alzheimer's. Every day for 8 years before her death we lost pieces of her over and over. Pieces of her laughter, humor, guidance, support, and love that we would never see or feel again. The stages of this disease are so cruel, not only to the afflicted but also to their caregivers. So brutal, that only 9 days before Dorothy's passing, my father, George Kelly, died from a sudden and debilitating respiratory disease brought on by the stress and depression of being that caregiver.

There is nothing I can write about Alzheimer's that is good or promising. Millions of people are being consumed by this devastating disease and if you don't already know someone affected, you will.

Alzheimer's should be a rare disease, but it is not. It has become an epidemic and all you need to get Alzheimer's is a brain. There is no cure or magic pill to slow the progression.


We can make a difference.


Together we can work towards finding a cure.  When hundreds or perhaps thousands of people stand united and donate, monetarily or with time, to a common cause, that is when change occurs.  


The Longest Day


On October 6th, my husband Andrew is running the Oil Creek 100 miler in Titusville, PA. A non-stop 100-mile trail run that twists through the mountains of western Pennsylvania. A challenge designed to honor those afflicted and those that have fallen victim, to a deadly menace that can be cured.

The Longest Day is a fundraising event to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.


Today, over 35 million people across the world are living with Alzheimer's, including more than 5 million Americans. In the U.S. alone, more than 15 million caregivers generously dedicate themselves to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. We must take action now, or these numbers will continue to rise.

 

Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease that they are not alone. Please make a donation today to help Andrew reach his goal. Thank you!

In Memory of Dorothy Kelly
In Memory of Dorothy Kelly

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The dollars you raise fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

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Thank You Donors!
2018 Rollover Donations
$15,654
Alan Armstrong
$100
Andrew McDonagh
$100
Andrew R Esposito
$100
Anonymous
$250
Anonymous
$100
Anonymous
$50
Anonymous
Bill and Christina Robinson
$100
Bob Galyon
$50
Chris & Stephanie Coughlin
$100
Dan and Tracey Blum
$100
Daniel Burke
$100
Dutch Clean
$50
Earl and Donna Lorence
Feltham Family
$50
Fiona OFlynn
$50
Friends Of Town Haverstraw Democ Cndts
$100
G. Miller
$75
In memory of Jim Powers
$250
In memory of my father Rudolph Richard Ciarletta
$100
James Fahey
Jay Theise
$100
Jennifer St. Denis
$50
Jim & Dede Quinn
$100
John & Emily Heim
$50
Kristin Malley
$100
MCK343
$107
Michael & Eileen Sullivan
$100
Michael and Eileen Novotny
$100
Mr & Mrs Von Ronn
$60
Peggy,Kevin Malley
$100
Pete Noonan/Catherine Heinzer
$100
RCPA 02-2018
$1,000
Robin Cohen
$50
Rory & Melissa Healy
$100
Sheila, Dan, Liam, Chris & Kelly
$100
Spilotras Painting
$100
The Caiazzo Family
$50
The Chazan Family
$100
The coffey Family
$150
The Cunningham family
$100
The Curley family
$100
The Hooker family
$50
The Kiernan Family
$100
The Lopez Family
The McCullagh Family
$100
The Reiter Family
$50
The Rogers Family
$100
Tim O'Brien
$50