Grace's Fundraising Page
In less than two months, I will be running the Chicago Marathon with the Alzheimer's Association in memory of my Nanie. Those lucky to have known her will remember her warm smile, witty sense of humor, gentle hugs, and delicious Irish soda bread. I know all 10 other grandchildren will agree that her house was our favorite place to visit in summer. We learned valuable life lessons like always have air conditioning, never skip dessert, and enjoy the simple pleasures like a tire swing on the front lawn.
Like so many affected by this disease, it was heartbreaking to watch her suffer for so many years as she slowly lost her sense of self. Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050.
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!