Lee Thornquist

is fundraising to honor:

his Grandma, Harriet.

Fundraising Progress

Lee Thornquist
of Goal
$45,215 Raised
$55,000.00
Solstice Champion

I am

Running

to fight Alzheimer's

My Story

Starting March 14, 2021, Lee Thornquist is running 1,100+ miles around Lake Michigan in 36 days to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association. This means he will average 31 miles a day, with no days off.


None of us truly know how our life will unfold. We can plan all we want, take all the "right" actions, manage risk and so much more, yet we could die in a moment's notice. Or a global pandemic could change the course of everything we thought we knew.


One of the ways many peoples' lives change is when they are diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia. Alzheimer's is a degenerative brain disease that only takes away. It takes memories, mental clarity, personality, emotions, energy, abilities, and much of what we consider makes us human.


Alzheimer's slowly took my Grandma, Harriet, from our family during a 13 year battle. Grandma passed away in September 2020 and while her battle was not the situation anyone envisioned, she still managed to spread joy to everyone she knew and teach us about the wonders and complexities of life.


This run is to honor her incredible life and raise money to help the 5+ million other Americans (and 50 million people globally) affected by the disease.


Want to join me in supporting a good cause? Your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.


To find out more about the run, go to www.runninglakemichigan.com


The Power of a Donation

The dollars you raise fuel the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Add your name to my donor list today!

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Thank You Donors!
Andy Wood and Laura Temple
$250
Ann Bsrlow
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
$650
Anonymous
$250
Anonymous
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
Becky and Bruce Ogilvie
$250
Dan Gove
$100
Debra Klebacha
$110
Doyle family
$100
Edward J Malczewski
$100
Eric and Stacy O'Daffer -- match for #BSS crew
$1,500
Facebook Donations
$5,365
George Magnuson
$250
Gordon Steimle
$100
IMC Foundation
$250
In memory of Hugh Bowles
$100
J.D. Hall MD
$250
Jackie Tonoff
$100
Jeff & Michelle
Jenny & Drew Bell
$200
joe steinberg in memory of Irv Steinberg
$100
John & Cynthia Krass
$200
John R Matis
$250
Joon
$259
Judy H
Kara brittingham
$1,000
Kelly Aschenbach
$100
Lisa Olson
$250
M Muno
Marshall and Shandell Baker
$500
Mary Ellen Young
Michael Wagner
$400
Mike Wallace
$200
Mindy Munger in honor of grandpa Louis J Pitelka
$1,000
Nikka Jajko
Peg Chuchro in memory of Harriet O'Daffer
$100
Peter Freischlag
$1,000
Ray and Susan Gillette
$200
Rodgers Giving Fund
$1,000
Rolfe and Judy Sick
$500
Stephen Phelps & Allen Reed
$500
Steve & Jan Junk
$100
Steve & Jeanne Fichter
$300
Steven K. & Reisha B. Holton Foundation
$1,000
Susan Koltun
$250
The Fitzpatrick Family
The Maszka Family
$200