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.

Sharon and Rick Fownes

Sharon and Rick Fownes of Duxbury, MA, are hosting a State of the Mind reception to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research.

John M. Ferrero, Jr.

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.

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. For each paddle sold, ProLite contributes $15 to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.

Ride to Freedom VI

Year 6 of the Ride to Freedom, otherwise known as "RTF VI: Adding Another Thumb," brings with it another chance to ride with good friends and donate to a good cause. This year, contributions are being made to the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer's disease. Fully 100% of funds raised by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund go directly to research.

Jim and Ruhan Figliulo

Thank you for your interest in Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. If you are willing to contribute to Alzheimer’s research, please click on the red DONATE button. If you would rather contribute by sending a check, please make it payable to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund and mail it to 34 Washington St., Suite 200, Wellesley, MA 02481.

Macia Falgas

After years of cycle touring, I have come across several cyclists (on the road and on the net) who decided to ride for a cause. They have all said that raising money for a charity is a way to give your trip a meaning, a purpose, something that will help others. 

The Gang Family

Alzheimer's disease has unfortunately touched our family as it has for far too many families. Michael's father, Stanley, was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and it is slowly taking away many of Stanley's fond memories of his grandchildren, daughter-in-law and sons who all adore him. It is so sad to see a man who is so brilliant, accomplished and loving, impaired with this disease.

McDonald Family

The McDonalds knew they wanted to do something to help fight Alzheimer’s, but they weren’t exactly sure what. When Christie saw an advertisement announcing that “Family Feud” was coming to Indianapolis for tryouts, she had found that something.

Spencer and Phedra Fight Alzheimer's

Spencer Van Kirk's grandfather Neal passed away from Alzheimer's disease at the age of 87. Now Tom Wagner, a close friend of Spencer's father, has also been diagnosed at age 65. The Van Kirks and the Wagners are teaming up to raise money towards a cure for this terrible disease.


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