My Personal Fundraising Page
By participating in this event, I've committed to raising awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®. Currently, more than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to nearly 13 million by 2050. Our future is at risk and we must come together to change the course of this disease.
Alzheimer's has always been a disease that is top of mind to me given my past and my relationship with my grandmother, Bernice McCabe. From as young as I could even remember, I always remembered her as the kindest, most gentle ladies I had ever met; however, she was always having to ask me my name and whose child I was. As a child, this was something I couldn't really understand well, but was always told that her memory wasn't the best and to not take it personally. Over time, I came to understand the impact that this disease was having on my grandma and her brain. What I couldn't fathom was how prevalent this disease was and the toll it was taking on millions of families all across the world who have cared for their own loved ones who were being affected by this disease. While I knew my grandma was an amazing, beautiful woman, I was never going to get to know her as well as I would have liked to. Most of the stories I heard about her past came from my grandpa who struggled to take care of himself and her as they aged. I hope that by supporting and running on behalf of this organization for the Chicago Marathon, some day no other grandchild, child or loved one, will have to wonder what their loved ones were like before the disease.
With that being said, please support my efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!