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

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October 25, 2017

We did it. We reached the $3000 minimum requirement to enter the New York City Marathon. I was optimistic, but I couldn't have done it without  See more
Mia Gabrieli

THE STORY:

 Morris Jackson was an ordinary man. He would have been 104 on September 30th. He was born in 1913 in the North of England.  At thirty, he married late for his generation. He was waiting for his true love, Dinah Alexander. One meeting and he was smitten. They were blessed with a daughter and son. A modest gentleman, an honest man, strict to his values, and full of love and humour. They don't make them like that anymore. He worked hard in his father's family business, Jackson's Roasted Peanuts. His father was a living legend, the Peanut King. He joked that they only ever made peanuts, so he ventured out on his own, and established the textile business, Morris Jackson Angel-Etts, Great Britain. It survived three generations, and was the source of livelihood for many families.

Morris Jackson, an ordinary man. For me he was extraordinary, he was my Grandpa. My earliest memories are with him. I was his first grandchild. I can see myself sitting on his lap eating dark chocolate together, feeling secure and loved. I remember well him smoking his pipe, and the whole accompanying ceremony. The tapping out of the old tobacco, the dedicated intricate prodding with the pipe-cleaner. The crackling sound of the opening of the tobacco packet, and me watching him intently as he filled the pipe-chamber with the loose tobacco. And his scent, the most manly aroma of tobacco and Old Spice, which you would thought would be overwhelming for my delicate senses, but was soft and reassuring. The calm anticipation, as he brought the pipe-stem slowly and steadily to his lips, held between his thumb and two fingers. Then, with the bit between his teeth,  the meditative putt putt putt sound of him drawing on the smoke.

An ordinary man, but so special.  The summer of my 3rd birthday we drove to the South of France.  I saw fireworks for the first time, experienced my first sunburn, and tasted caramelized peanuts on the beach in Cannes. My life was just beginning. My Grandpa's life was drawing to a close. Four years later his life came to an end. He was only 62 and was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's. It took another 10 painful, sad, cruel, tortuous, desperate, helpless, hopeless, futile, and devastating years for his heart to stop beating.

An ordinary man. It could happen to anyone. 


ALZHEIMERS DRUG DISCOVERY FOUNDATION 


 Donations to our team, Runners for Alzheimer's Research, directly support research into new treatments for this devastating disease. In 2016, our eighteen team members raised over $100,000, far surpassing their goal.

Though we are making great strides, Alzheimer's remains the only top 10 cause of death that can't be prevented, cured or even slowed. By supporting drug discovery research, our marathon team will help conquer Alzheimer's. 


Founded in 1998 ,the ADDF provides funding to leading scientists who are conducting the most promising, innovative Alzheimer’s drug research worldwide. The mission of the ADDF is to rapidly accelerate the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease.

To learn more about the ADDF, please visit our website.


Bruce Springsteen's mother, 91-year-old Adele Springsteen , was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease four years ago. Adele is still a regular at Springsteen's shows. Here you can see her enjoying her son's music and she even gets a dance with him.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7V1C4fHQM

$4,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Amos Gabrieli

    $50

  • Muswell Hill Greenies

    $100

  • mimi halfon

    $50

  • Francine E Sanders

     

  • Steven Jackson

    $50

  • Ira Ehrenpreis

    $250

  • Jo Jayson

    $25

  • Marcus D

    $50

  • Kerrith, Michael, Katyann and Rosie

    $100

  • Phill, Samantha & Gang

    $50

  • Philip Brass

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Francine, Barry, Zack and Blake Xx

    $50

  • Oded Regev

    $50

  • Avichai

     

  • Hanni Rosenzweig

    $50

  • Karen Abramson

    $100

  • maria luisa tettamanzi

     

  • Gill Beeri

     

  • Debs, David, Zac, Toby, Harvey and Ronny XXX

    $100

  • Simone Abecassis

    $18

  • Badannie, Andy, Ezra and Eva

    $250

  • Robert Carolyn Casselson

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Max and Mollie

     

  • Sandy & Hal Slan

    $100

  • Marcelle, Rob, Joseph & Gabe xxx

    $50

  • Amit Keynan

    $50

  • Fiona rosenberg

    $25

  • Yona Rabina

     

  • Vered Elkabets

    $100

  • Miriam Ben bashat

    $100

  • Avi Zamir

    $50

  • Limor Gabriel

    $75

  • Tzippi & Oded Witz

    $50

  • Joyce Kligsberg

    $25

  • Michel Cisinski

    $25

  • Shirley and Philip

    $25

  • Ayelet Shlomo

    $10

  • shari portnoy

    $10

  • Nicola Williams

    $10

  • Rachel Rose

    $25

  • Verity

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Yehudit Gabriel

    $50

  • Itsick azran

    $17

  • Suzi Roarty

    $50

  • Illanit Karat

    $25

  • Hadar tal

    $25

  • David Bitton

    $25

  • Meidad Ben Yochanan

    $25

  • Michael joseph

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shai

    $25

  • Alistair Burke

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeanie Hanks

    $40

  • Sunita Staneslow

    $25

  • Maxwell Grant

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gefen Coralie

    $50

  • Hagit Hirshberg

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Elizabeth Bartle

     

  • Roslyn Roucher

     

  • Anna

     

  • Melinda and Brian Davies

    $65

  • Mummy, Daddy & Grandma Dinah

    $500

  • Tom Power

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Pearl Dental

    $25

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133% Raised of $3,000 Goal

The Team: $100,029 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

sarah abell

Amount Raised

$12,680

 

423% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maryalice Gill

Amount Raised

$5,705

 

190% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kathryn Walls

Amount Raised

$5,340

 

178% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly McEwan

Amount Raised

$5,231

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sarah Murphy-Gamble

Amount Raised

$5,185

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sam Rader

Amount Raised

$5,001

 

167% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Claire Canty

Amount Raised

$4,790

 

160% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mia Gabrieli

Amount Raised

$4,000

 

133% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pearl Dental

Pearl Dental

DONATION: $25

2 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Tom Power

Tom Power

DONATION: $10

Well done for your incredible effort! 3 months ago

Mummy, Daddy & Grandma Dinah

Mummy, Daddy & Grandma Dinah

DONATION: $500

In memory of my wonderful Father and your darling Grandpa Morris. He would have been so proud, as we are, of your wonderful achievement. It's a long and winding road. We love you xxxxxxxx 3 months ago

Melinda and Brian Davies

Melinda and Brian Davies

DONATION: $65

Well done in the Big Apple. Love US. x 3 months ago

Anna

Anna

4 months ago

Roslyn Roucher

Roslyn Roucher

4 months ago

Elizabeth Bartle

Elizabeth Bartle

A fabulous achievement and a great cause. Well done you x 4 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

בשם רו"ח אליסר ליפשיץ 4 months ago

Hagit Hirshberg

Hagit Hirshberg

DONATION: $50

4 months ago