Thank you for visiting the Tribute Fund page for my mother Pauline Capobianco who is living with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Alzheimer's is a progressive, fatal brain disease that affects over 5.5 million Americans each year. Each of these courageous souls requires evolving care and services as the disease advances. Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in America and the leading cause of death among seniors. There is no cure.
This disease devastates both those who have it and their loved ones. I know this first hand from watching my Grandpa Bill Ellis deteriorate from Alzheimer’s and by caring for my mother.
I can think of no better way to honor my mom than to raise funds for the Alzheimer's Association, whose mission is to eliminate this disease by advancing research, providing and enhancing care and support for all affected, and reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Your donation will honor Pauline’s battle, spread hope for the future, and raise awareness of people at risk so they can hopefully avoid going through what my mom and so many others have endured.
My mother taught physical education for 35 years. She introduced me to sports and supported all of my athletic endeavors. An IRONMAN triathlon -- 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, and 26.2 mile run -- is at truly taxing endurance race, but it's not nearly as difficult as living with Alzheimer's. As I train for the 2018 IRONMAN Cozumel, your donations to the Alzheimer’s Association and my mother’s courage battling this devastating disease will serve as my motivation.
Every donation is meaningful. We are grateful for your support.
God bless you!💜🙏
Carlene and the Capobianco Family