JBP's NYC Marathon Fundraising Page
Hello! If you've made it to this page chances are we know each other and if not, thanks for stumbling on my fundraising page. After 11 years of calling NYC home my wife Emily & I moved to Nashville, TN. We loved NYC, it'll always be our second home. We left with no regrets, however I always said i'd like to run the marathon. So here we are. If you know me well you probably know i'm not a competitive runner, hardly an athlete - at best i'm a novice peloton enthusiast.
So why am I running? Recently my uncle Buddy was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. LBD is the second most common form of dementia next to Alzheimer's and causes a progressive decline in mental abilities. I've always quietly admired my Uncle Buddy - he's effortlessly cool & extremely handsome. While chatting a few weeks ago, the first time we'd seen each other in years, we talked about our mutual love for New York City - all the restaurants we love, the bustle & the excitement. His wife Jennifer ran the marathon around 25 years ago - of course Buddy was there to cheer her on. When I left visiting Buddy I told myself I will run in Buddy's name and raise funds to help research and fight this disease. Thanks to some encouragement & some training help of a close friend here I am. Running for Buddy. This is a challenge for me, as I said i'm not an athlete, but I am excited for this challenge and to run through the city I called home for so long. I hope you'll join me in raising funds for this cause that is near to me, my family and millions others across the country. 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. 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 joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!