Lives to Remember: Running for ALZ

14 May

This fall I’ll be running the Chicago Marathon for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois. I initially set my goal to $262; $10 for every mile. Little did I realize that I would surpass that goal in less than a week! A big thank you to my parents and my aunt, uncle and family in Alaska :) I’ve since increased my goal (and I am considering increasing it even more).

This isn’t just a call for donations. I want to reach out to all of you for any stories of family, friends, loved ones, etc that have been affected by Alzheimer’s Disease in any way. With your permission, I would like to share these stories and make this marathon not only personal for me, but for all who have experienced the heartbreaking effects of Alzheimer’s.

If you would like to share a story (public or private, just let me know), please email runkerarun@gmail.com. To donate, visit my ALZ Donation page.

Please share this post with your friends. It’s not only about the donations, it’s about sharing the story of lives to remember.

Thank you.

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One Response to “Lives to Remember: Running for ALZ”

  1. onelittlejill May 14, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    I would like to donate, in the name and honor of my Gram who is battling this awful disease. I will write you privately, but you are welcome to share.

    I thank you for this opportunity, to allow me to open up about something in which I am usually so private. I think my heart could use it.

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