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.
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.
“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.
There are three necessities for undertaking a rally across 20,000 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.
I am running the Novant Health Charlotte Marathon on November 12, 2016 in honor of my amazing mother, Bobbie Lonergan, who passed away from Alzheimer's in 2012.
Glenn and Gail Matthews were happily married for 54 years. They built a business together, raised two grown sons, and lived in a home in rural New Hampshire that was built and designed by Glenn. In 2008, everything changed.