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 I have been running the Chicago Marathon since 2004 in memory of my brother-in-law, Paul Bracken who passed away in 2001 at the age of 58 as a result of Early Onset Alzheimer's. He left behind his wife, Sheila, three children, and seven grandchildren (two of whom he never got to meet).

I remember 1978, when I ran my first Chicago Marathon, but Paul, and others like him, couldn't remember the faces or names of the ones who loved them. That is why I continue to run the Chicago Marathon, in Paul's memory, and raise money in the hope that a cure for Alzheimer's may be found and that those suffering from this disease may be helped - including their loved ones.

Over the years, I have had kidney surgery, a torn meniscus, and a heart attack with related bad side effects, but I am returning to make another try to complete my 16th Chicago Marathon to raise money for the fight to End Alzheimer's.

 So... Here's the challenge - I'll continue to do the rehab and the running and you do the donating - and together we can #ENDALZ

Keep this in mind - the life you help may be your own or someone you love.

Thank you for your generosity.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make the check payable to the Alzheimer's Association and mail it to me at my office at 3712 N. Broadway, Suite 606. Chicago IL 60613




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