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Ready Set Glow

Organized by: Lizzie Youshaei

Lizzie's Photo
Lizzie's Photo

THE STORY:

Our Story: 17 Year Old Granddaughter Takes Action

Founder Elizabeth Youshaei, a junior at Deerfield High School, lost her grandfather after a six year battle to Alzheimer’s disease. After her devastating loss, she became eager to raise awareness for this cause through her passion for running.

Our Mission: Raising Donation & Awareness with a 5K run/walk

Ready Set Glow is a fun community event to create awareness and fundraise for Alzehiemer’s disease. The purpose of this 5K is to shine a light — both figuratively and literally — on the necessity for greater research for Alzheimer’s disease through a glow-in-the-dark race.

Our Beneficiaries: The Alzheimer’s Association and CJE SeniorLife

Alzheimer’s Association: Since 1980, the Greater Illinois Chapter of The Alzeimers Assoc has served the more than a half million Illinois residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease throughout our chapter area, including 210,000 people with the disease.

CJE SeniorLife: A nonprofit organization that serves more than 19,000 families throughout Chicagoland, including Deerfield. The organization helps adults by offering healthcare, research, and education.

Our Motivation: Facing the Facts

5 million people are currently battling Alzheimer’s disease
Someone develops Alzheimer’s every 68 seconds
In 2013 Alzheimer’s will cost the nation 203 billion dollars
6th leading cause of death in the U.S
Since 2000 the percent of people who have Alzheimer’s had increased by 68%
Currently 1 in 3 seniors dies of Alzheimer’s
No one can survive Alzheimer’s Disease.

$660

 

13% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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  • Mel and Karen Holmes

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Matthew Rivlin

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Vida Nikanjam

    $25

  • Mitra Ryndak

    $30

  • Kami, Forouz and Neli Farahmandpour

    $50

  • Scott Friedlander

    $40

  • Sally and Larry Domont

    $50

  • Daliah Saper

    $25

  • Jacqueline Saper

    $25

  • Rhonda and Rand Diamond

    $100

  • Judy L.

    $25

  • Becky

     

  • Talia Phillips

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Jake Williams

    $20

  • Jenna Korobova

     

  • Sydney Barber

    $30

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Organized by

Lizzie Youshaei

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Sydney Barber

Sydney Barber

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Jenna Korobova

Jenna Korobova

Again, so proud of you Liz! Keep on being amazing, and always glad to support such a fantastic cause! 3 years ago

Jake Williams

Jake Williams

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

To an amazing girl, and all that she has done for such an amazing cause! 3 years ago

Talia Phillips

Talia Phillips

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Becky

Becky

3 years ago

Judy L.

Judy L.

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Rhonda and Rand Diamond

Rhonda and Rand Diamond

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jacqueline Saper

Jacqueline Saper

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Daliah Saper

Daliah Saper

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

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