is fundraising to honor:
All those impacted by ALZ
to fight Alzheimer's
On July 15th - 17th I'll be running the Badwater UltraMarathon, a 135 mile non-stop run across Death Valley, CA. The race is billed as the "World's Toughest Foot Race" because of the extreme distance and the extreme heat (near 130 degrees). Although the race is incredibly difficult, it pales in comparison to the daily struggle of those that suffer from Alzheimer's and other dementia, and the family and friends that love them.
I am no stranger to Alzheimer's. When I was in high school, my grandmother was diagnosed with the disease and wandered away from the home she was living in and was killed. Currently, my dad has dementia and is in a reminiscence facility, and I've watched as his memory has slowly started to fail, and his ability to complete daily functions has become more of a challenge.
These are sad stories, but this is the reality for the 5 million Americans living with Alzeheimer's and other dementia, and the 16 million family and friends that take care of them. I'm using my race across the desert to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association, and ask for your financial support which will go directly to supporting their efforts.
My dad, Dr. John P. Hill, has been a huge fan of my running and has been to many of my races over the last 10+ years. I'm running in his honor, and in memory of my grandmother, Claudia Hill, whose life was tragically cut way too short. I'm also dedicating my race to any other friends of family that have been effected by Alzheimer's and other dementia, and I would love to honor them by adding their name to the shirts that I and my team, "runing ALZ over", will be wearing during the race.
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