Kim Koniar's Personal Fundraising Page
My mom, Glenda Lambert, passed away January 9, 2022, after a 10-year battle with dementia/Alzheimer's. As you can imagine, it was very difficult watching my extremely intelligent mother lose her memory when there was nothing I could do about it. When she died, she could still do math like a whiz kid but couldn't tell me my birthday. I've always wanted to run a marathon and was searching for a way to honor my mom when I found out the Chicago Marathon, one of 6 world major marathons, allows entry by raising money for a charity.
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. Our future is at risk and we must come together to change the course of this disease.
Please support my efforts by making a donation to my $2500 goal. 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 honoring my mom and joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!