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

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Sam Rader

THE STORY:

This past year has proven that dad is no doubt a fighter. 2016 was a tough year for my family in every sense of the word – dad was diagnosed with dementia in January, had a heart attack in July and a stroke in November. It seemed we were spending more time in the ICU, waiting rooms, rehab facilities, nursing homes, etc. than anywhere else. While the heart attack and stroke were huge shocks to all of us, the dementia, without question, has been the most difficult.

Alzheimer’s is an incredibly heartbreaking disease, and as painful as it is to watch it slowly debilitate dad, I can't help but acknowledge how much closer it's brought my family and shed light on the incredible support system we have. God has blessed us with incredible nurses, doctors and caretakers along the way – they’ve patiently answered our never ending questions, accommodated our army of a family & have taught us way more medical terms than I ever thought my little brain would ever need or care to know!

This marathon is for my dad. It's for my family. It's for all those who are suffering from this horrible disease and their loved ones who have to watch them go through it. It's to thank my incredible support system that is my family and friends – my rocks. It’s for all the doctors and researchers working tirelessly to find a cure for this horrible disease.

Alzheimer’s is literally the worst and this is to help get one step closer to a cure. It’s the top 10 cause of death in the U.S. and it has no cure and can’t be prevented. By supporting drug discovery research, our marathon team will help conquer Alzheimer's!

I am so proud to be part of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation which is 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. Last year the team raised over $100,000!

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 their website.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your support! 26.2 here we come again!

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,950

MONEY RAISED
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  • Meghan and Chris Pataky

     

  • Sarah Gabriel

     

  • Megan Haugen

     

  • Megan La Greca

     

  • Linda Chu

     

  • Liz Warrington

     

  • C Gallagher

     

  • Alec

     

  • elizabeth Wincowski

     

  • Todd Rader

     

  • Jim & Nancy Haughton

     

  • Julie Ruggieri

     

  • Dave and Deb

     

  • Roy and Tracey Moore

     

  • Wade and Elizabeth Hess

     

  • The Kubista Family

     

  • Paul & Val Davis

     

  • Brittany Krygowski

     

  • Theresa Hopkins

     

  • Elizabeth and Peter Guman

     

  • Robert Hudecheck

     

  • The Single Family

     

  • The Flint Family

     

  • Brian, Brenda, and Bailey

     

  • Margaret Smith

     

  • Shelly Lewis

     

  • Suzette Webb

     

  • Pracht Family

     

  • Reid Willis

     

  • Liz Ryan

     

  • Jeff, Meg, Elliot, Ansel and Malinda

     

  • Joy & Bob Eastman

     

  • Bill & Christine Enderlein

     

  • Jackie Sitjar

     

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65% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $32,222 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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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

$2,225

 

74% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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Joel Kennedy

Amount Raised

$2,201

 

44% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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David Noble

Amount Raised

$2,011

 

67% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jackie Sitjar

Jackie Sitjar

Go Sam Go! 4 months ago

Bill & Christine Enderlein

Bill & Christine Enderlein

4 months ago

Joy & Bob Eastman

Joy & Bob Eastman

4 months ago

Jeff, Meg, Elliot, Ansel and Malinda

Jeff, Meg, Elliot, Ansel and Malinda

5 months ago

Liz Ryan

Liz Ryan

5 months ago

Reid Willis

Reid Willis

Sending encouragement your way... 5 months ago

Pracht Family

Pracht Family

5 months ago

Suzette Webb

Suzette Webb

My heart goes out to you and your family! Go Sam! So proud!!!â 5 months ago

Shelly Lewis

Shelly Lewis

In grateful appreciation of your family making me feel so welcome while hosting me during my first college internship 5 months ago

Margaret Smith

Margaret Smith

In memory of Shelden 5 months ago