ALZ Fundraising - Chicago Marathon
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the Chicago Marathon. I am so excited for the opportunity to run this event and raise funds for a cause that is very personal to me.
My grandfather, Richard Conner, was my hero growing up. He represented the United States in platform diving during the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, taking home the bronze medal. In addition to his athletic achievements, he lived an extraordinary life as a successful business man, husband, father and grandfather. He was someone that people always wanted to be around.
My grandpa was diagnosed with Lewy's Body Dementia when I was in college. Seeing that impact that disease had on him is indescribable.This disease knows no limits has caused devastation for millions of people.
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.
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!