Christopher Johnson's Fundraiser:

Johnson for Alzheimer's Drug Discovery

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Christopher

is excited to help in the discovery of treatments, and a cure, for families and loved ones battling Alzheimer's...one mile at a time

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

THE STORY:

 

Ron Johnson is my best friend, my life coach, my business partner, my inspiration and most importantly my father.  I have not met a more humble, dynamic, and radiant individual in my lifetime.  In 2008, Dad was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease at the age of 61.  This terrible disease rapidly made daily life difficult for my father, forcing him to step away from his passions in business, tennis, and charity work.  This period has been very difficult for my family as we cope with an uncertain future as my father battles this terrible disease.  However, Dad always encouraged me to focus on helping others, to work hard to make life better for my fellow citizens.  Today Alzheimer's affects 5.4 million Americans and that number, unfortunately, will continue to grow.  There is no cure and no known treatments to slow the progression of the disease.  I've often asked myself "how can I help to make sure no one ever has to battle this horrible disease?"

I am running the 2012 New York City Marathon in honor of my father's lifetime dedication to helping others and this new mission to support the efforts to defeat Alzheimer's through drug discovery.   

I am a passionate advocate for the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) www.alzdiscovery.org   - this group is solely focused on accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.  My marathon is dedicated to supporting the ADDF and its work it to save families from the hardship my family has experienced over the past five years.  All of your support will go directly to the ADDF, in which 100% of those funds will help the tireless work to research treatments and find a cure.

I hope you can help me on this 20-week journey leading to the NYC Marathon and into the future as I continue the legacy of helping others and defeating this devastating disease.  

 

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To This Fundraiser

$83,457

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  • Julie & Jerry Levy and family

    $500

  • George Hoey/Erin Hoag

    $500

  • Aman Gupta

    $100

  • David Prenske

     

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    $200

  • Gregory Leibert

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • James E. Hanson II and Family

    $500

  • Kristin Stepaniak & Justin Roberts

    $100

  • Ned Stern & Family

    $500

  • Jennifer Rosoff

    $50

  • Hassan Ahmad

    $200

  • Martha Santiuste

    $200

  • Hansen Shieh

    $200

  • Kelly Lytle

    $50

  • Justin & Kristin

    $200

  • Randy Walker

    $50

  • Erin Walchak Stanford

    $100

  • Sarah Bernard

    $100

  • Mark and Catherine Walchak

    $500

  • Alan Bornstein

     

  • Abbey Root

    $100

  • Marchese Family

     

  • Megan Fitzgerald

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Keith Schroeder

    $100

  • Maggie Kelty

    $50

  • Andrew Killian

    $50

  • Katie Fagan

    $25

  • Justin & Jayme Golden

    $250

  • Kathryn Harrison

    $50

  • Sandra Carney

    $25

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    $100

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    $250

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    $500

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    $250

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  • Marjorie Rich

    $75

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    $100

  • The McMunn Family

    $500

  • Camille Clark

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

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    $100

  • Ben Singer

    $25

  • The Reilly Family

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Erick Singleman

    $25

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    $200

  • Matt and Kelsey Robinson

    $50

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    $25

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    $50

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    $250

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    $50

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    $50

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    $50

  • Ava Thrower

    $100

  • Vincent & Emma Giamartino

    $50

  • JoAnne Haffeman

    $35

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Archie & Alexis Colander

    $50

  • THERRIEN FAMILY

    $260

  • Jeff & Ang

    $100

  • Dave & Rachel

    $100

  • Alison Wischusen

    $50

  • Jeremy Globerson

    $50

  • Laura Wexler

    $50

  • Adam Ballew

    $50

  • The Fishbach Family

    $500

  • Matthew Dicker

    $100

  • Luis & Maura Santiago

    $75

  • Company Matching Donation

    $2,000

  • Pat McGrath

    $50

  • Megan C

    $50

  • Jayme Rubright

    $50

  • Abbey Smith

    $100

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    $100

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    $50

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    $500

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    $500

  • Josh Levy

    $50

  • Willis & Melanie Brucker

    $250

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    $100

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    $25

  • Leonard Lauder

    $25,000

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  • Alexandria Carroll

    $50

  • Katrina Barnas

    $40

  • Ilena Kipnis

    $500

  • Tom Croonquist

    $300

  • Barbara Marsan

    $100

  • Pogue Family

    $100

  • Dr. W. Ramon Smithea

    $250

  • Dorles Brinkley

    $100

  • Lavonnie Brinkley

    $100

  • Jerry and Barbara Margolin

    $100

  • Sharon and Gary Eckhardt

    $25

  • john lazinski

    $10

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The Team: $83,457 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Christopher Johnson

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Donor Comments

john lazinski

john lazinski

DONATION: $10

5 months ago

Sharon and Gary Eckhardt

Sharon and Gary Eckhardt

DONATION: $25

Chris, You are such a wonderful young man! I pray so fervently for a cure for this disease. Ted's Mom 6 months ago

Jerry and Barbara Margolin

Jerry and Barbara Margolin

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Lavonnie Brinkley

Lavonnie Brinkley

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Dorles Brinkley

Dorles Brinkley

DONATION: $100

1 year ago