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In Jimmy's Footsteps

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Samantha Davidson Green

THE STORY:

Mr. Jimmy Moore began running when he was 57.   When I befriended him on Pearl Street in Crystal Springs, Mississippi he was 72 and going strong.  He inspired me to run my first marathon and coached me through it.  When he turned 80, I had the privilege to film his 80th birthday celebration -- an 80K run/walk/bike that inspired a whole community in Mississippi to come out and "run their age."   Mr. Jimmy reflected that his running helps him "prepare for death, for leaving this world, because you realize you can enjoy life right up to the end."

At that time, I asked him on film, "What will you do for your 90th?"  He laughed and responded, "I'll figure out something!"  This year he turned 90.  In the intervening decade he has beaten cancer, returned to running and continues to enjoy great physical health.  But in recent years his memory and cognitive function have declined from Alzheimers.   It is very hard to see a man who has earned -- and been blessed, as he would say -- with such good health not be able to enjoy the equal health of his mind "right up to the end."

I am running the New York City Marathon 2011 in Mr. Jimmy's footsteps.  I hope you will join me in making a contribution of any size to Alzheimers research and care, in the hopes that those living with the disease and their care-givers may find ever-better treatment and support.  

For more & to view the documentary, visit the website  http://injimmysfootsteps.com

$848

MONEY RAISED
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  • Samantha Davidson Green

    $50

  • Mary Virginia & John Sweeney

    $25

  • The Alperin Family

     

  • richard davidson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jonathan Wysocki

    $25

  • Leeanna Varga

    $50

  • Finn & Woody :)

     

  • Kathryn Kercher

    $25

  • Thomas and Elizabeth Gewecke

    $250

  • The Berney Family

     

  • Sam Taylor

    $25

  • Robin and Mitch

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Judith Reeve & Kenneth Baker

    $25

  • Tsai Knutsons

    $25

  • Tamsin Jones

    $50

  • Hammer-Longosz Family

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85% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $848 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Samantha Davidson Green

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richard davidson

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Leeanna Varga

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Donor Comments

Hammer-Longosz Family

Hammer-Longosz Family

DONATION: $30

6 years ago

Tamsin Jones

Tamsin Jones

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Tsai Knutsons

Tsai Knutsons

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Judith Reeve & Kenneth Baker

Judith Reeve & Kenneth Baker

DONATION: $25

Jimmy Moore 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Robin and Mitch

Robin and Mitch

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Sam Taylor

Sam Taylor

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

The Berney Family

The Berney Family

6 years ago

Thomas and Elizabeth Gewecke

Thomas and Elizabeth Gewecke

DONATION: $250

Our best wishes to Mr. Jimmy, a man who makes a great difference in this world, and to Samantha, who follows in his footsteps. 6 years ago

Kathryn Kercher

Kathryn Kercher

DONATION: $25

Best of luck Samantha ! We're cheering for you! 6 years ago