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Kathryn Savasuk - 2017 Maine Marathon

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BENEFITING: Brigham and Women's Hospital

EVENT: 2017 Maine Marathon

EVENT DATE: Oct 01, 2017

Kathryn Savasuk

THE STORY:

On Sunday, October 1, I am running the 2017 Maine Half Marathon with my family and friends to support the Josephine and John Marr Alzheimer’s Research Fund at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).  As most of you know, Josephine and John Marr are my truly inspirational and amazing grandparents. My grandfather is the primary caregiver for my grandmother, who is unfortunately in the late stages of this terrible disease.  Established by the Marr family, the fund supports a visionary Alzheimer’s research initiative aimed at ultimately preventing the disease.

 

Today, more than five million Americans are courageously fighting Alzheimer’s disease. But the Marr family—together with world-renowned researchers at BWH—are focused on finding a way to stop Alzheimer’s disease altogether. Backed by more than 30 years of research, BWH leaders, Drs. Dennis Selkoe and Reisa Sperling are leading and pioneering innovative approaches to advance the prevention and treatment of this devastating disease.

 

In just a few short years, the Marr Fund has already made a tangible impact on furthering Alzheimer’s prevention research. In fact, support from the Marr Fund has been a catalyst in allowing the research team to secure a significant $20M National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to begin a prevention trial in younger individuals.

 

Thank you for joining us in this fight to prevent Alzheimer’s. Together we can make a difference—now and for future generations.

$2,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brent and Christie DeMichael

    $250

  • Mr. and Mrs. John Marr, Sr.

    $1,000

  • Mr. and Mrs. George J. Psyhogeos

    $150

  • Mom and Dad

    $500

  • John and Libby

    $250

  • bill and lisa marr

    $100

  • Pete

    $25

  • Jim Fetch

     

  • Matching Gift - State Street Matching Gift Program

    $100

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120% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Matching Gift - State Street Matching Gift Program

Matching Gift - State Street Matching Gift Program

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

Jim Fetch

Jim Fetch

11 months ago

Pete

Pete

DONATION: $25

11 months ago

bill and lisa marr

bill and lisa marr

DONATION: $100

11 months ago

John and Libby

John and Libby

DONATION: $250

11 months ago

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

DONATION: $500

11 months ago

Mr. and Mrs. George J. Psyhogeos

Mr. and Mrs. George J. Psyhogeos

DONATION: $150

11 months ago

Mr. and Mrs. John Marr, Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. John Marr, Sr.

DONATION: $1,000

11 months ago

Brent and Christie DeMichael

Brent and Christie DeMichael

DONATION: $250

In Memory of James Honan and the Honan extended family 1 year ago