My Personal Fundraising Page
My grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s when I was a young child and most of my memories of him are after the disease had progressed. Since I did not have the opportunity to truly know him myself, I rely on my family’s stories of what he was like: he was intelligent, curious, caring, and “a fixer and a keeper,” both as a doctor and on his beloved farm.
I am running the Chicago Marathon in honor of him, for those suffering from and impacted by the disease, and for those who worry it may be in their future. Currently, more than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and that number is expected to grow to nearly 13 million by 2050. 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 your support!