My grandmother, Nan Robinson, passed away on November 14, 2013. In her memory, I'm running in the 2014 New York City Half Marathon. By joining team Athletes to End Alzheimer's, I'm committing to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association, New York City Chapter advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide. If you knew and loved Nan, if you know and love someone suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, or if you want to see future generations freed from this devastating disease, please help contribute.
Despite facing difficulties that no one should ever have to suffer, my grandmother never lost her dignity, warmth and humanity. Her strength in holding on to herself was an inspiration to all who knew her, an inspiration that will help me complete the 13.1 mile race.
Thank you for joining our movement!
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