BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association
ORGANIZER: Alzheimer's Association
EVENT: 2018 Pittsburgh Marathon
EVENT DATE: May 06, 2018
I'm running the Pittsburgh Half Marathon in honor of my husband's grandmother, Evelyn. As of writing this on January 1, 2017, we are helping to provide care for her as she lives within Stage 6. Training for a half marathon, working, caring for our two sons, running our household and simulatenously providing care for both Mamaw and Gramps will prove to be a big task, but it's one I take on with pride.
I chose to run for ALZ Stars because I have to believe that someday in our future, families like mine won't be devastated by the affects of ALZ. Our hearts are continuously broken as we watch her leave us little by little. I run for not just my own family's future but for those yet to come. I run for Mamaw. For myself. For my husband. For our children. For our future.
To learn more about what the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania does, read below:
Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania wrote -
ALZ Stars® is the nationwide charity endurance program of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer's Association provides vital services and support to those individuals struggling with the disease, their families and caregivers.
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
A world without Alzheimer's disease