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

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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.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,600

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

     

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53% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $34,691 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Matt Pearce

Amount Raised

$3,600

 

120% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sarah Murphy-Gamble

Amount Raised

$3,508

 

70% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Maryalice Gill

Amount Raised

$3,363

 

112% Raised of $3,000 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

$2,435

 

81% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Amy Vence

Amount Raised

$2,250

 

75% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Sam Rader

Amount Raised

$2,225

 

74% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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David Noble

Amount Raised

$2,211

 

74% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Steve

Steve

2 weeks ago

Dick and Catherine Seely

Dick and Catherine Seely

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Eileen Blampied

Eileen Blampied

DONATION: $100

For my husband William Blampied who is suffering with Alzheimer's. 4 weeks ago

David & Mary Ramos

David & Mary Ramos

DONATION: $250

2 months ago

Mike Tamara

Mike Tamara

DONATION: $100

In honor of Waddy and in memory of Bette 2 months ago

Rick Hankey

Rick Hankey

DONATION: $50

Go, Molly! 2 months ago

jill roussell

jill roussell

â?¤ï¸?ð??ªð???ð??¼Molly in your efforts to fight this terrible disease ! 2 months ago

Patricia & Peter Ladley

Patricia & Peter Ladley

DONATION: $50

Peter's brother, Ed is also facing the challenges of this disease. Thanks Molly for this beautiful effort on behalf of those who suffer and their families. 2 months ago

Marcie & Jon Sauer

Marcie & Jon Sauer

DONATION: $50

We support Molly in all her efforts to combat this dreadful disease! 3 months ago

Frances Tamara

Frances Tamara

DONATION: $200

3 months ago