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Maryalice Gill's Fundraiser:

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 2017 TCS New York City Marathon

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Maryalice Gill

THE STORY:

I am training to run the TCS New York City Marathon as part of the Runner's for Alzheimer's Research team.

-Alzheimer’s dementia affects about 5.4 million Americans.

-It is the only top 10 cause of death that can't be prevented, cured or slowed.

-About two-thirds of Americans battling the disease are women.

My Grandma, Mary - a beloved wife of 60 years,  mother of three, and grandmother to seven grandkids and three great-grandsons - is one of them.

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Before dementia, if you ever met my Grandma, she would have beamed about her family, told you stories about the founding of our country,  or sang the songs to her cherished musicals. She took me on my first trip to New York City to see The Rockettes, because she treasured nothing more than sharing her favorite things with the people she loves.

One of few women lucky enough to graduate college in the 1950s, she earned degrees from Vermont Junior College - the sister school of Norwich University, where she fell in love with my Granddad - and St. Lawrence University, where she was a proud Tri Delta.

After her child-raising years were over, my Grandma used her knowledge and charm to give guided tours of Independence Hall, where she entertained visitors with tales about the Constitutional Convention and even gained First Lady Barbara Bush as a pen pal. 

Sadly, dementia has started to take its devastating toll on our caring, smart, bubby and stylish matriarch. It's stealing the beautiful memories she has made over her lifetime, and changing her in ways that make each day a little more difficult and unpredictable.

But some things about her have stayed the same. Her laughter still fills a room, and her eyes continue to light up when her grandkids are around. She remains the center of our family, and we continue rallying around her to make her new reality as comfortable as possible.

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15 million Americans who are providing unpaid care to loved ones with Alzheimer's and related dementias can relate. 

It is considered the most expensive disease in America today - which is where my goal comes in: I have committed to raise at least $3,000 in support of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).

To date, ADDF has invested more than $100 million to fund over 500 drug research programs at academic centers and biotechnology companies in 18 countries. They supported the first diagnostic test for Alzheimer's and helped fund approximately 20% of all treatments for Alzheimer's currently in clinical trials. 

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's. By 2050, the total number of Americans with it is expected to increase to 16 million.

Thank you for considering making a donation to this important and personal cause. With your support, we will help ADDF find a cure. 

To learn more about ADDF, please visit their website.

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To This Fundraiser

$3,363

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Hilary Descoteaux ?

    $10

  • Sara Hennessey

    $50

  • Sarina Tracy

    $10

  • James Curley

    $100

  • Colleen & Matt

     

  • Maryalice Marie Gill

    $100

  • Suzanne and Jay Gill

    $100

  • John Regan

     

  • Linda Heath & Sherman Smith

    $25

  • Andrew, Meredith, & Sebastian

    $50

  • Abigail Cote

    $50

  • Eskeland Tribe

     

  • Aunt Bonnie & Uncle Scott

    $250

  • Chris & Andrea & Connor Gill

    $100

  • Pat & Chris Eskeland

    $50

  • Gabrielle Alleyne

    $25

  • Amy Gill

    $143

  • Donna and Bill Herlihy

    $25

  • Susan Barrett

    $100

  • The Nicoloro's

     

  • Andrea and Mike Keenan

    $50

  • Mary Clouatre Mason

    $25

  • William Briggs

    $50

  • Auntie Steph and Uncle John

    $100

  • Kathy and John K

     

  • Tim Corcoran

     

  • Ginny, Frank Corcoran and family

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brendan Corcoran

     

  • Leo S Corcoran

     

  • Genevieve Colton

    $50

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112% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $32,682 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Matt Pearce

Amount Raised

$3,600

 

120% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maryalice Gill

Amount Raised

$3,363

 

112% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sarah Murphy-Gamble

Amount Raised

$3,233

 

65% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Jeanette Arahood

Amount Raised

$2,624

 

87% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Matthew Bermingham

Amount Raised

$2,385

 

80% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Amy Vence

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

75% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joel Kennedy

Amount Raised

$2,201

 

44% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

David Noble

Amount Raised

$2,011

 

67% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Genevieve Colton

Genevieve Colton

DONATION: $50

3 weeks ago

Leo S Corcoran

Leo S Corcoran

4 weeks ago

Brendan Corcoran

Brendan Corcoran

1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Good luck MA! 1 month ago

Ginny, Frank Corcoran and family

Ginny, Frank Corcoran and family

DONATION: $1,000

1 month ago

Tim Corcoran

Tim Corcoran

In memory of P. Leo Corcoran 1 month ago

Kathy and John K

Kathy and John K

In tribute and with love to Maryalice and your Grandma 1 month ago

Auntie Steph and Uncle John

Auntie Steph and Uncle John

DONATION: $100

You, my dear M.A. are as wonderful and loving as your grandmother. We are very proud of you! XOXO 1 month ago

William Briggs

William Briggs

DONATION: $50

1 month ago

Mary Clouatre Mason

Mary Clouatre Mason

DONATION: $25

Best of luck to you 1 month ago