Cure Alzheimer's Fund has raised over $33 million for Alzheimer's disease research — and we couldn't have done it without the support of amazing individuals like the ones featured here. Our Heroes are fundraising for us all over the globe by organizing everything from races to tournaments to concerts to benefit Cure Alzheimer's Fund.
Quentin “The Hero” Henry, 25, of West Monroe, Louisiana, is an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter who supports a different charity every time he fights. Last November, he wore purple shorts with the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund logo on them for one of his fights—available for viewing in 40 million homes. “I have a platform where I can raise awareness for different causes, and it’s my responsibility to do something good with that platform,” said Quentin. “I help charities by donating an advertising spot on my shorts for free. I always want to help people who are struggling.
Toni Wombaker of Pahrump, Nevada, has a background in education and is a mother of four. She also has cared for her mother, Yvonne Jensen, 71, who has had Alzheimer’s disease since 2009.
Music has always had the power to heal, but Bryan Minks, 32, of Lexington, Kentucky, really brought that concept to life at SquallFest, an annual music festival.
Robin and Gregg Gaskins both have a family history of Alzheimer’s. They run a family business, Express Oil Change and Service Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and wanted to do something to help fight the disease.
Kim Chan has run several half marathons to benefit Cure Alzheimer's Fund. On October 12, her son Ethan, who is only 11 years old, joined her.
Wanting to honor her grandmother, Nicole has chosen to create beautiful custom jewelry to not only adorn women of all ages, but to help raise Alzheimer’s awareness.
Greg O'Brien is a veteran Cape Cod journalist. He is the former editor and publisher of the Cape Codder and an award-winning writer. O'Brien was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2010.
At age 12, Max Wallack founded Puzzles To Remember as his Bar Mitzvah project. It is a nonprofit organization that provides puzzles to facilities caring for Alzheimer’s patients. Today, Max is doing research on Alzheimer’s disease as an intern in the Molecular Psychiatry and Aging Laboratory at Boston University’s School of Medicine.
Steve Kaneko, age 52 of Seattle, partner design director at Microsoft, won a Technical Recognition Award. After researching several charities, Steve chose to donate $31,500 of his award to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
Katerina wanted to honor her grandmother as part of her own birthday celebration. Instead of asking for gifts, Katerina hosted a Wiffle Ball game and asked her friends and family to donate at least $5 to play. Together they raised $550 for research.