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The first time we joined team ALZ Stars in 2019 to run the Chicago Marathon, our Dad was three years into his diagnosis of vascular dementia. We ran to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, but we also wanted to DO SOMETHING to process what was happening in our family, openly talk about this horrible disease, and support our Dad in any way possible.
After fighting relentlessly and courageously for seven years, our dad passed away on July 19, 2022. He is profoundly missed in our family and by so many people who knew him. Every day, we are working through tremendous grief, and trying our best to live our lives full of love and with the adventurous, positive spirit that we know he would have wanted for us. But it is hard. We lost our dad much too soon.
When the opportunity arose to again be a part of the ALZStars, we knew it was a done deal. We hope that by raising awareness and funding, our efforts can ultimately help others who are afflicted or impacted by Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias.
On a more personal level, we joined team ALZStars to honor the memory of our dad. We look to embrace our months of training this year as a journey towards healing our broken hearts.
Please support our efforts by making a donation. All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer's Association and it's work to enhance care and support programs AND advance research towards effective treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Thank you for joining us on this journey. We are deeply appreciative of your support.