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.

Josh Boehm and Alexis Danneman

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My husband Kelley and I have been a part of the acoustic music scene in Southern Illinois since the 1980s, as members of several bluegrass bands. Kelley, an accomplished guitar flat-picker, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease in 2014, secondary to a severe Rocky Mountain spotted fever infection (a tick-borne illness). As his condition has progressed, we felt compelled to record a sort of bucket list project, celebrating the many fine people we have come to know as a result of our musical endeavors.

Michael Bell

I am biking 3501 miles across North America from Everett WA to Boston MA, 113 miles per day for a month. The longest ride of my life symbolizes the huge challenge of tackling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Kendra Blankenship

Just imagine you have just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, a debilitating disease with no cure in sight. As a crescendo of emotions, such as fear and depression, run through your head like a racecar flying at 200 MPH, you begin to worry about the future, as you know you will lose more than just your memories. Your behavior will change; you may act in ways you never dreamed of doing. You may become paranoid of people around you, strangers, caretakers, and even the ones you love.  Eventually it will become very difficult to walk, eat, and speak.

Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger

Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger have held the Running 4 Answers Race in Roseland, NJ for the past six years. The event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Alzheimer's research.

Team BoomerangFit

Boomerangfit is a group of Baby Boomers committed to returning to the fitness we once had in our 20s and 30s. We are committed to physical challenges that stretch our limits as well as help us raise money for Cure Alzheimer's.

Jonatha Brooke

Songwriter and performer Jonatha Brooke raised money for Alzheimer's research through her musical play and album “My Mother Has 4 Noses.”

Alvaro Barbera

Alvaro Barbera, 28, is traveling across the globe to raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease with his project "Memories of the World".

Ann Bulson

In January, a close friend of mine lost her mother after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Seeing the effects of this horrible disease and the devastating effects it has on all those involved has really shown me just how important it is to find a cure.


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