My grandma has been suffering from this terrible disease for years. Slowly, she has gone from seeming slightly confused, to now not being able to recognize her own daughter. She has not been able to live alone in almost 5 years and has been cared for by my mom. My sister recently lost her mother-in-law to this disease that she battled for years. There is no cure, and not enough money is allocated for research to find one. All money raised will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association. I will be running the Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon and encourage you to donate a dollar amount for each of the 13 miles I run. I will personally match the highest donation. Thank you!