My Personal Fundraising Page
This October, I am looking forward to running the 2022 Chicago Marathon to raise awareness and funds to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®
Alzheimer's disease has had a life changing impact on my family, as my courageous and amazing mother has been living with the disease for several years. When I finished the 2017 Boston Marathon, I wasn't sure that I would ever run a marathon again and knew that if I did, it would have to be for something close to my heart. Little did I know that less than five years later, I'd be running for a cause so personally devastating. My mom's diagnosis has provided a new perspective, but the largest challenge has been the lack of resources, awareness and support for younger people living with the disease, and for their families. Alzheimer's Association provides some of these resources and peer services where the health care system fails, but there is much work to do as Alzheimer's disease affects millions each year.
I know that this run will be fueled by the daily inspiration I find in my mom's spirit and strength, the endurance I've discovered as a caregiver, and the unconditional love and support from family and friends over the last several years.
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.
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. If you would like to support this effort by donation, your contributions are greatly appreciated.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, and my personal journey to spread awareness of early onset Alzheimer's, especially in women. Your support and consideration means the world.