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BENEFITING: ALZHEIMERS DRUG DISCOVERY FOUNDATION

EVENT DATE: Nov 16, 2013

rachel franzblau

THE STORY:

Friends -

I just wanted to thank you for supporting my run for Alzheimer's research.  The run on November 16th was a great success.  I finished the 1/2 marathon in 2 hours flat through the beautiful hills of Palos Verdes, CA.  Together we raised almost $13,000 and donations keep rolling in. 

Beyond the amount of money raised, was the vast reach of people that donated that moved me.  I was so deeply touched by the number of people that helped me honor my dad.  Friends from high school, friends from college, friends of my mom and brothers, recent friends and family who never even met my dad, former customers of my dad.... the list goes on and on.  I am overwhelmed with peoples generosity.

I am also overwhelmed by the number of people who shared stories similar to what my family has experienced over the last few years.  A number of friends also have parents suffering from Alzheimer's disease.  These are people being diagnosed in their 50s and 60s.  It reinforces how much needs to be done to battle this disease.  All of your donations will go 100% towards this research.

Thank you so very much and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Love, 
Rachel

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As many of you know my father, Jon Franzblau, is in the late stages of Alzheimer's Disease.  He was diagnosed with early onset at just 53 years of age.  As the disease has progressed and taken my father away from us, it has impacted his life and those around him in more ways than I could have ever imagined.  

Alzheimer's is a progressive, fatal disease of the brain.  There are currently no drugs available that prevent or even slow its course.  Currently, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the US.  It is the only cause of death among the top 10 in America without a way to prevent it, cure it or even slow its progression. 

We need to collectively raise the awareness around Alzheimer’s and the impact it is having on our country and our families. We need to do more to work towards a cure.  The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) provides funding to the most innovative Alzheimer’s drug research worldwide.  100% of your donation goes directly to Alzheimer’s drug research and related programs. 

On November 16th I will be running the Palos Verdes half marathon in honor of my dad.  My father is living his final days at home with around the clock care and I miss him with my whole heart every single day.  The work of ADDF is too late to help him, but I feel compelled to raise money for this important cause and hopefully prevent others from feeling the devastating impact of this disease.  My dad was always my hero and still is.  Please support me as I try to honor him in this way.

Thank you so much in advance for your support. 

With gratitude,

Rachel

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To This Fundraiser

$12,721

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lydia & Lou Katz

    $18

  • Kathryn Langham

    $50

  • Hildy Franzblau

     

  • Jarvis Franzblau

    $100

  • Jeff & Kelly Wartell

    $300

  • John and Debbie Hindman

    $50

  • Paige & Mike Howard-Woolery

    $50

  • Emily Brouwer

     

  • Sarah Hawthorne & Neal Hegge

    $150

  • Aimee and John McGuire

    $500

  • Deb & Bill Voz

    $100

  • Gene and Jane Schmittgens

    $100

  • Janet Paul Ward

    $50

  • Ann Duplissis

     

  • Ruth Kletnick

    $50

  • Eli and William

    $100

  • Bill and Rachel Lam

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • Walt & Mary Stemmler

    $100

  • Martha Huiskamp

    $100

  • Richard and Linda Simon and Family

    $36

  • Lauren & James Kingsley

    $100

  • Bob & Patti Huiskamp

    $100

  • Tracy Norris

     

  • steve and judie

    $100

  • mina and leslie

    $100

  • sharafi family

    $100

  • Ingrid Sadler

    $100

  • Craig/Annie Napoliello

     

  • Sonali Divilek

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cami & Tim

    $100

  • Allyson & Logan Huiskamp

    $100

  • Jason Feinberg

    $100

  • Kathryn Ryan

     

  • Rachel Gordon

    $25

  • David Berman

    $25

  • Jessy Perry Stenross

    $40

  • Alison & Jon Barad

    $100

  • Bridget Martin

    $100

  • Nancy Nott

     

  • Jake & Raegan Hindman

    $100

  • Myron and Sandy Brand

    $250

  • Bill Rose and Teresa Hernandez

    $100

  • Rob Hindman Family

    $100

  • Chris Johnson

    $100

  • David Faber

    $50

  • Patrick Dever

    $150

  • Ted Drury

    $100

  • Susan/Lauren Starrett Atkinson

    $25

  • Dana and Hazel

    $100

  • Mariana Murad

    $100

  • Zack Steiner

    $100

  • Ali McDonough

    $50

  • nicole castellano

    $150

  • Allison and Susie

    $500

  • Erica Trittschuh

     

  • Emily Trittschuh

     

  • Canem & Michael

    $150

  • Jesse Franzblau

    $100

  • Jessica and Jack Devaney

    $150

  • Alison Trittschuh

     

  • Sharon and Bob Brouwer

    $200

  • Lisa and Ken

     

  • Rebecca Doessant

    $100

  • Peter and Amanda Militzer

    $100

  • Ali and Josh Metzl

     

  • Taya & Arnold Hines

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Werry Family

    $100

  • Kate O'Connor

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jordan franzblau

    $100

  • Jeff & Michie Miller

     

  • Sheree Holmes

     

  • andrew howard

    $200

  • Tessa Prior-Pullins

    $25

  • Mary Giannini

    $25

  • Rick & Mary Halpert

    $25

  • Jamie & Taylor

    $200

  • Erin and Will cowen

    $50

  • Tom, Kara, Kallahan and Kennedy McCune

    $100

  • Jane,Ken,and Max Schroder

    $45

  • Joyce and Mike Siegel

    $50

  • Joni O'Connor and Jim Kahler

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Sean Franzblau

    $50

  • Michigan Freeze Pack

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

     

  • David and Sandy Goodkind and Family

    $150

  • Michael Martin

    $50

  • Howard Birndorf

    $91

  • Susan and Hal

    $100

  • PUCK

    $500

  • William and Holly Birndorf

    $50

  • J. Sassaman

     

  • Ashley

    $100

  • Deborah Mehigan

    $25

  • Andrea Turner Moffitt

    $100

  • Cousin Julie

    $100

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85% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Donor Comments

Cousin Julie

Cousin Julie

DONATION: $100

A year late but still an awesome cause! 2 years ago

Andrea Turner Moffitt

Andrea Turner Moffitt

DONATION: $100

Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment Rachel. My apologies for the late donation but certainly want to support you and honor your father. Thinking of you during the holidays! Best, Andrea 3 years ago

Deborah Mehigan

Deborah Mehigan

DONATION: $25

Good luck Rachel & thank you for sharing your energy on behalf of others. 3 years ago

Ashley

Ashley

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

J. Sassaman

J. Sassaman

with you friend! 3 years ago

William and Holly Birndorf

William and Holly Birndorf

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

PUCK

PUCK

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Susan and Hal

Susan and Hal

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Howard Birndorf

Howard Birndorf

DONATION: $91

3 years ago

Michael Martin

Michael Martin

DONATION: $50

3 years ago