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

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An update about Bill...
October 01, 2017

It is with great sadness, that I must report that Bill, my stepdad, passed away yesterday morning.  He fought against the Alzheimer's with all  See more
Molly McEwan

THE STORY:

I am running the NYC Marathon this year for the third time.  But this year I want to make it bigger than just running a race.  I want to raise much-needed funds to help fight against Alzheimer's disease.  Alzheimer's took my Grandma Bette McEwan many years ago, and it is in the process of taking my stepdad Bill now.  It is a cruel and relentless killer that hurts not only the person who has it, but all of the loved ones around them who feel so helpless as they try to be caregivers.  So this year I'm going to run for Bette and Bill and for everyone else who is dealing with this horrible disease.  Watching your loved one slip away and forget a little more each day and grow a little more frustrated each day as on some level they know something is terribly wrong is heartbreaking and excruciating.  More than 5 million Americans currently suffer from Alzheimer's or related dementias, and worldwide a new case is diagnosed EVERY 4 SECONDS, and there are currently no treatments that will stop or reverse the progress of Alzheimer's disease.  Much research is being done, but much more remains to combat this crisis.  There are a few drugs that can slow the progress for a  while and there are drugs that can help with symptoms as the disease worsens, but that is only the beginning and not nearly enough to adequately care for those who have it.  Please consider donating to help the ADDF... no contribution is too small.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


ALZHEIMERS DRUG DISCOVERY FOUNDATION wrote -

The ADDF is proud to be an official charity partner for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon. 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 in the U.S. that can't be prevented, cured or even slowed. By supporting drug discovery research, our marathon team will help conquer Alzheimer's! 

If you are interested in running for our team, please visit our team page.

Founded in 1998 by co-chairmen Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, 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.

$5,231

MONEY RAISED
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  • Molly McEwan

    $100

  • Mimi Jones

    $50

  • Dick and Catherine Seely

    $50

  • Elaine and Joe Banach

    $50

  • Trisha Ladley

    $100

  • Giancarlo and Diana Libertino

    $100

  • Beth Jones

    $25

  • Ashley Blampied

    $25

  • Guy and Kristin

    $100

  • Frances Tamara

    $200

  • Marcie & Jon Sauer

    $50

  • Patricia & Peter Ladley

    $50

  • jill roussell

     

  • Rick Hankey

    $50

  • Mike Tamara

    $100

  • David & Mary Ramos

    $250

  • Eileen Blampied

    $100

  • Dick and Catherine Seely

    $100

  • Steve

     

  • Fran Tamara

    $50

  • Mike Tamara

    $100

  • Bill & Nancy Marks

    $50

  • Karen Woodard

    $100

  • Jason Connolly

    $25

  • Michael Alcamo

    $50

  • Margaret Sheen

    $25

  • Martina

    $26.20

  • BJ Blampied

    $50

  • Deborah Ebbrecht

    $25

  • Dashing Whippets Running Team

    $50

  • Sarah Tobin

    $50

  • Lorraine Williams

    $25

  • Jeri Moore

    $25

  • Stephanie Engler

    $91

  • Bonnie McEwan

    $158

  • Danielle Bergman

    $18

  • Guy Federico & Kristin Mitas

    $100

  • Linda and Douglas Anderson

    $500

  • Tova Ladley

     

  • Tom and Tonya McNamara

    $50

  • Mick and Cindi Woodard

    $100

  • Judy & Mark Greven

    $50

  • Sherry W. Kimball

    $50

  • Elm Chevrolet Co., Inc.

    $50

  • Theresa and Joseph Bucci

    $25

  • Rick and Craig Milazzo

    $10

  • Sharon Mashanic

    $40

  • Kay and Leslie Hover

    $50

  • Rita McCabe

    $25

  • Fritz and Mary Alice Clark

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $36

  • Tim and Amy Merrill

    $25

  • Cheryl Horner McDonough

    $100

  • Sharon Herzig

    $100

  • Fran Tamara

    $100

  • Barb Van Dine

    $25

  • Barb Van Dine

    $25

  • Ann Connolly

     

  • Alana and Lori

    $40

  • Trish, Jon and Lexi

    $40

  • Mike Tamara

    $75

  • Kevin Ghim

    $25

  • Betty Carey

    $25

  • The Potter Family

    $50

  • Lisa Kohn

    $50

  • Dick and Catherine Seely

    $50

  • Guy Federico

    $50

  • The Savage Family

     

  • Barb Beckwith

    $50

  • Joan Fedor

    $460

  • Randi Gewirtz Rudin

    $25

  • Douglas Kiwanis

    $96

  • Julie Macomber Vickers

    $10

  • Wesley and M. Jane Abler

    $25

  • Giancarlo & Diana Libertino

    $50

  • Molly McEwan

    $25

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105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

The Team: $100,029 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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sarah abell

Amount Raised

$12,680

 

423% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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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

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Sarah Murphy-Gamble

Amount Raised

$5,185

 

104% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Sam Rader

Amount Raised

$5,001

 

167% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Claire Canty

Amount Raised

$4,790

 

160% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Mia Gabrieli

Amount Raised

$4,000

 

133% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Molly McEwan

Molly McEwan

DONATION: $25

For Bill 6 months ago

Giancarlo & Diana Libertino

Giancarlo & Diana Libertino

DONATION: $50

In Memory of Carmen Libertino & Joy Hudson 6 months ago

Wesley and M. Jane Abler

Wesley and M. Jane Abler

DONATION: $25

6 months ago

Douglas Kiwanis

Douglas Kiwanis

DONATION: $96

6 months ago

Julie Macomber Vickers

Julie Macomber Vickers

DONATION: $10

6 months ago

Randi Gewirtz Rudin

Randi Gewirtz Rudin

DONATION: $25

Good luck, Molly!! You are incredible! 7 months ago

Joan Fedor

Joan Fedor

DONATION: $460

Joan O’Hara Schmitt 7 months ago

Barb Beckwith

Barb Beckwith

DONATION: $50

In memory of Joe and Bill 7 months ago

The Savage Family

The Savage Family

For Molly M and my father-in-law, John. 7 months ago

Guy Federico

Guy Federico

DONATION: $50

Run Molly, Run! All the best on Sunday 7 months ago