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.

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.

Remember When

The Remember When team is so excited to be able to present this musical fundraiser event in the Boston area to help Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (CAF) provide grants for promi

Wendy Hinden

Meet my mom, Ruthi.  I am one of her 4 children.  Ruthi was an active, fun-loving woman who loved to dance, travel and was very interested in Archaeology.  She loved politics and was charitable.

Mongol Musketeers

There are three necessities for undertaking a rally across 12,000 miles of tarmac, mountains, desert and steppe:

·      An intrepid and inquisitive companion, to share the joys and burdens of the journey.

·      A valiant steed (or car) to carry you along the way.

Rebecca Carter and Kyle Fitzpatrick

In lieu of a traditional wedding registry, we are encouraging our friends and family to support a cause that is near and dear to their heart.

Running Road Trip

The Running Road Trip is a team of four recent college graduates who will be spending their summer raising money to fight Alzheimer's disease.

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