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Ron Beach Jr's Fundraiser:

ATHLETES TO END ALZHEIMER'S (2015 NEW YORK CITY MARATHON FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION)

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Ron Beach Jr

THE STORY:

This year, I'm running the New York City Marathon to raise money to help people like my father, people who suffer from Alzheimer's. The money I raise will support research so that one day, just maybe, people won't need to know the pain of watching a loved one forget them. 

As a child, your parents are there to care for you. To love you and feed you, to keep you safe from harm. As we get older, however, these roles often reverse. I first saw it happen when my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. I saw it again when my dad received a similar diagnosis. For the past 8 years, I've been watching as my dad slowly deteriorates, watched as the man who once outsmarted me at every turn reached the point where he could no longer remember my name.

This past Christmas, we had to place him in a home for people suffering from Alzheimer's and Dementia. There is nothing harder than leaving someone you love, someone who would do anything for you if he could. I knew it was for the right reasons, and I knew he would receive the care that he needed, but it didn't make it any easier. When I walked out the door to go home without him, it broke my heart in two.

I have to wonder what it would be like to talk to him about my life: to tell him about my company, to ask him how he felt when his first child was born, to thank him for working two jobs to keep his family in a nice home. Hell, I'd love to sit back and have a beer with him and talk about nothing... Unfortunately, those opportunities are gone. His ability to communicate is gone. 

I started running 1 year ago as a way of coping with my anger about losing my dad. Today, I'm asking you to join me as I run this race, to donate in support of not just my dad and my family, but every family who will experience this terrible disease. My story is not a new one... Every day, more and more people experience the slow pain of losing a loved one to Alzheimer's. But there's a lot that each of us can do. We can be there for them. We can speak out and make people aware. We can come together in raising money for research. 

will finish the New York City marathon. And one day, we will have a cure.

Thank you so much for your support, 

Ron

What You Should Know About Alzheimer's

In America alone, there are 5.3 million people living with Alzheimer's. It is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed. It's terrifying, because there's nothing we can do... yet.

Additionally, it is one of the costliest chronic diseases. In 2015, the costs of caring for those with Alzheimer's in America will total an estimated $226 billion, only half of which will be covered by Medicare. Unless something is done, in 2050, Alzheimer's is projected to cost over $1.1 trillion (in 2015 dollars). 
 

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To This Fundraiser

$14,310

MONEY RAISED
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  • Teddy Sczudlo

     

  • Norman and Sara Beach

    $50

  • Diane Spitz

    $50

  • Angela Moskow

    $100

  • Danielle & Holly Dunn-Lobosco

    $50

  • Jim and Sarah Potter

    $50

  • Matt Potter

    $25

  • Kate & James Potter

    $25

  • Kate Vandeveld

    $50

  • Rachel

    $50

  • Chad Gaver

    $20

  • Karen Roche

    $50

  • Felipe Alonso

    $100

  • Himali & Stefan

    $100

  • Christopher Smith

    $25

  • darbi fretwell

    $100

  • Renée Rauchut

    $100

  • Tania Staykova

    $50

  • Amy Lehman

    $50

  • Timothy and Thomas Doyle

    $100

  • Andrew P

    $50

  • Meg & Joe Ciarallo

    $75

  • Kerrie-Lynn Corcoran

    $50

  • Luis Ribeiro

    $100

  • Jim Hodgetts

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Adam Coleman and Delaney O'Brien

    $50

  • I wish you all the best on your run.

    $100

  • Ron Beach

    $1,000

  • Terrie McCoy

    $25

  • Wyatt Neumann

    $100

  • Rob Dwyer

    $50

  • Julie Powers

     

  • Sashka Rothchild

     

  • Anonymous

    $115

  • Carol Lombard & family

    $100

  • Kyle Sloan

    $50

  • david solomini

    $1,650

  • Jenny Baum

    $25

  • Sean & Pamela Boyan

     

  • Max & Linda Nova

    $100

  • Hila raz

    $50

  • Jean Long Ostrow

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • AZ

    $100

  • Stephen Earley & Brigitt Hauck

    $50

  • Tony Stimola and Sophie Topolsky

    $200

  • Cassidy and Drew Smith

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deb Kimble

    $25

  • Sanofi Foundation for North America

    $100

  • The Nero's

    $150

  • Brynn

    $10

  • X™

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jenn Chen

    $20

  • Andrea Pappas

    $25

  • The Cullis

    $100

  • Steve Ostrow

    $250

  • Ruth Kallens & Paul Balciunas

    $50

  • Ulli & Dave

    $100

  • Shannon O'D.

    $25

  • Carrie Kerpen

    $50

  • Steve and Barbara Lobosco

    $50

  • Terry and Nicholas Stevens

    $30

  • sam bellisfield

    $50

  • Erin Skidmore

    $25

  • Bob Long

    $100

  • Micki Boas

     

  • David & Nonnie Thompson

    $100

  • Dave Kerpen

    $180

  • Kate Pawlowski (Berger)

    $50

  • Ann Lightfoot (Berger)

    $50

  • Leo Gaft

    $50

  • Isabella Di Stefano

     

  • Chris Long & Yuki Murata

    $50

  • Hailey Zanes

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Tomo Mitani

    $25

  • Matthew Bourgeois

    $20

  • Mariana Martin Capriles

    $25

  • Michele Litzky

    $100

  • Gussie F-R

     

  • Adam RW Schroeder

    $200

  • Anthony and Phyllis Cesarini

    $50

  • Mack smith

    $100

  • Rick C and Betsy L

    $100

  • Jenny May

    $25

  • Stan & Elizabeth RInger

    $100

  • Todd Holmes

    $25

  • Rory Kennedy

    $100

  • Shanley

    $100

  • Rena-Marie Villano

    $50

  • Caroline, Gerard, and Minnie and Sylvie :3

     

  • Sloane and Taylor Davidson

    $25

  • Kim Pressman

    $100

  • Jim Hodgetts

    $100

  • jordan peak

    $10

  • geri topfer

    $25

  • Carina Molnar

    $50

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143% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $598,355 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Karen Rulapaugh

Amount Raised

$21,385

 

306% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Justin Weitz

Amount Raised

$15,217

Fundraiser Title

Ron Beach Jr

Amount Raised

$14,310

 

143% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Thomas

Amount Raised

$13,021

 

372% Raised of $3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

James Barb

Amount Raised

$12,189

 

61% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Baier

Amount Raised

$11,400

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Cathryn Devons

Amount Raised

$11,111

Fundraiser Title

SAM BERBERIAN

Amount Raised

$10,835

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Carina Molnar

Carina Molnar

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

geri topfer

geri topfer

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

jordan peak

jordan peak

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Jim Hodgetts

Jim Hodgetts

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kim Pressman

Kim Pressman

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Sloane and Taylor Davidson

Sloane and Taylor Davidson

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Caroline, Gerard, and Minnie and Sylvie :3

Caroline, Gerard, and Minnie and Sylvie :3

In memory of Caroline's grandfather, James W. Boyan, Sr., and in support of the Beach family, especially Ron, Sr. We love you Ronnie, RUN! 3 years ago

Rena-Marie Villano

Rena-Marie Villano

DONATION: $50

Pulling for you today, Ron. Your story, the video with you and your Dad, your apparent deep love for him and deep sorrow about this disease and what it's put your family through, is so, so moving. Run like the wind, my new friend. Wyatt would be so proud. 3 years ago

Shanley

Shanley

DONATION: $100

For both of our Dads, and for Wyatt, all of whom are, I know, running with you. 3 years ago

Rory Kennedy

Rory Kennedy

DONATION: $100

3 years ago