Our Heroes

Cure Alzheimer's Fund has raised over $50 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.

Team Wagonna

4 Deserts - 5 Mountain Ranges - 20 Countries

The Mongol Rally in a Nutshell:

Cure Alzheimer's Mid-Atlantic

In 2015, we hosted our first major golf tournament at Bidermann and raised thousands of dollars that went directly to research. This year we are hosting our 3rd annual golf event and adding an exciting Tennis tournament at Vicmead Hunt Club, which is part of Bidermann.

Gabrielle DeWeck

Gabrielle, a high school senior, created a benefit dance performance, dedicated to her grandmother and the millions of other people who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.  

Jess Scutella and Nathan Sulecki

Nathan Sulecki
Jess Scutella, professional tattooist and writer, and Nathan Sulecki, professional photographer, have partnered together to craft an artistic avenue of expression and beauty to capture new att

Mila Maring-Sims

“I’m trying to keep this ship afloat. I’m trying not to lose hope,” are the opening lyrics to “Level Best,” a song co-written by Mila Maring-Sims, caregiver for her husband Kelley, who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in 2014. “As members of several bluegrass bands, my husband and I have been a part of the acoustic music scene in Southern Illinois since the 1980s,” said Mila.

Neil Friedenberg

Neil Friedenberg, owner and president of ProLite Sports in Port Washington, Wisconsin, produces customized pickleball paddles for many different clients. When his wife’s grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease a few years ago, Neil said, “It took its toll on her very quickly and she later passed away. It was very difficult on all of us.” In an effort to raise awareness for the disease among pickleball players everywhere, ProLite designed and manufactured a limited-edition paddle with the words END ALZ on it.

Joe Kowalski

Joe Kowalski, 21, is a YouTuber, writer, actor and indie filmmaker from the Cleveland area. “Every time I make a film and have a local premiere, we give people the option to donate to a specific charity,” explained Joe. This year he selected Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. “I love the good work the organization does and that 100 percent of donations goes directly to research. One of the characters in our newest film—“Prism”—has a form of dementia, so we thought it would be a nice tie-in,” he said.

Nicole Rutishauser

As many of you know, Alzheimer’s disease is something close to my family. Sadly, we lost my grandmother who passed from a long battle against Alzheimer’s in September of 2015.

Amber Kostka

As many of you know, Alzheimer's Disease is something close to me and my family. We lost my grandmother in 2015, but she had been diganosed with the disease for over 10 years before she died.

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