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.
Sharon and Rick Fownes of Duxbury, MA, are hosting a State of the Mind reception to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.
Hello. We are a group of friends consisting of four sisters, one cousin, and one neighbor. Our Grandpa had Alzheimer’s ever since we were little. He lived with it for 7 years before he passed away, on the morning of March 19th 2017.
This summer, instead of participating in the Hood River, Oregon endurance kiteboarding race (a cancer survivor fundraiser, which I was a part of the last two years) I decided to fundraise for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund (www.curealz.org), an organization at the forefront of research to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. With this effort, I honor my father, Charlie Collier, 69, who was diagnosed with early-onset dementia and Alzheimer’s several years ago.
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, 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.
“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.