I'm running in the 2014 NYC TATA Marathon on November 2nd to help reclaim the future for millions; I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support. I have teamed up with the NYC Athletes to end Alzheimer's charity fundraising group and am supported by Lion Brand Yarn company. And yes, I will be knitting!
The NYRR (New York Road Runners) association and NYPD (New York Polic Dept.) wants to keep people safe during the marathon, so I can't knit with needles or crochet with a hook as I run, nor can I have fanny packs filled with yarn, as I did last time - but I can finger knit.
Common finger knitting uses four fingers of one hand like a knitting loom. I will be using my fingers more like knitting needles with anywhere from 10 to 16 stitches across.
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.
Thank you for joining our movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here.