BENEFITING: Alzheimer's Association
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2011
My dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease nearly two years ago. Twenty-six years prior to that, my grandfather died with the same disease. In fact, one out of every eight Americans over the age of 65 has the disease. That blows.
I'm training to run the NYC marathon this year. I have guaranteed entry into the marathon, I'm not required to raise money. But I thought: Maybe I could raise at least $100 for each mile of the marathon in honor of my dad. Maybe that would help build awareness of Alzheimer's. Maybe it would help funding for research, prevention, and treatment of the disease. Maybe this marathon could mean something.
Awesome people helped me accomplish this same goal in 2008 and, together, we raised over $2,700 for ALS research. I was amazed and humbled by the support. I am honored to know such generous and caring people. I'm sorry to ask many of the same people to once again support my efforts, but the world is full of crappy diseases. And this one is hitting really close to home.