Friends & Family,
As many of you may know, my grandmother, Josephine Marr, aka Penie, has been battling Alzheimer's disease for over a decade. I have watched the impact of this devasting illness and it saddens me to think that she is one of five million Americans courageously fighting this disease.
Recently my grandfather, John Marr, started a research fund aimed at ultimately preventing Alzheimer's disease. This is why, on October 4th, I will be running the Maine Half Marathon to support the Josephine & John Marr Alzheimer's Research Fund at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Unfortunately, many of you may not have had the pleasure of meeting my wonderful grandmother. She has always been the life of the party and made everyone laugh. She would always say what was on her mind whether it was good or bad, but in a way that made people chuckle. Growing up, Penie was one of my role models and it saddens me to see her fight this horrific disease. Her tenacity, determination and my grandfathers endless love and support is why she has battled Alzheimer's for so long. It scares me to think that my parents, sisters, aunts & uncles, cousins or even me could suffer from this disease. This is why I want to do everything in my power to help and hopefully one day Alzheimer's will be something of the past and a disease that no family has to fight.
With that being said, no donation is too small. I would love any and all of the support that I can get. By running the Maine Half Marathon, I hope to not only raise money for Alzheimer's research but also awareness.
Thank you for all of your support,
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