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.

Whit Collier

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.

Northbridge Companies

The Northbridge Companies, a New England-based senior living provider, held a reception to celebrate its 2016 fund drive for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. “This cause is very close to our hearts,” said Wendy Nowokunski, president of the Northbridge Companies.

Paul Coopersmith

Paul Coopersmith has been running Coopersmith's One-of-a-Kind Tours in the UK, Western Europe, Japan and New Zealand since 1984. His tours are targeted towards travelers who don't consider themselves the typical "tour types" - they consist of small groups and cover limited geographical areas in order to spend ample time in each location, focusing on gardens, stately homes and fine arts.

Ethan Lam and Kim Chan

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.

Charles W. Collier

Charles W. Collier is a retired senior philanthropic advisor at Harvard University. In 2008, he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Charlie has made it his mission to speak publicly about Alzheimer’s and give others the courage to do the same.

Kim Chan

Kim Chan runs the annual OC Half Marathon in memory of her grandfather, whom she lost to Alzheimer's disease in 1991.

Maggie Campbell

Last year, bookbinder and letterpress printer Maggie Campbell used her talents to create limited-edition handmade calendars to support Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. This year, Maggie has created another stunning collection, made using dried Queen Anne’s Lace from her home in Brooklyn, N.Y.


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