BENEFITING: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION
ORGANIZER: ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
I am so excited and proud to be running with the "Run to End Alzheimer's - Boston 2015" team in the 119th Boston Marathon on April 20, 2015.
I will be running in honor of my grandmother, Louise, who has battled Alzheimer's for several years. While she may not be the same as we fondly remember, the beautiful essence of Granny Smith is still with all of us today.
As I embark on this challenge I ask for your donations to help reach my fundraising goal to fund more research, enhance care and support for this degenerative disease.
The Facts about Alzheimers:
6 - Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the USA; it kills more than breast and prostate cancer combined.
67 - Every 67 second someone in the USA develops the disease.
1-3 – 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
2/3 – Women are at the epicenter: almost 2/3s of Americans with the disease are women.
In 2014 the RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer's raised over $1 million to support programs and services for those impacted with the disease. The Boston 2015 team is determined to continue this tradition of success, as we celebrate our 14th year!