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.

Mila Maring-Sims

“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.

Mongol Musketeers

There are three necessities for undertaking a rally across 12,000 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.

Leslie McCabe

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.

Jeff Madden

I am raising money for the cure of Alzheimer’s by climbing Mount Baker in memory of my Grandmother.

Kaely McDougall

Registered dietician Kaely McDougall of Huntington Beach, California, got hooked on long distance running about 10 years ago when she and her father ran their first race together.

Bryan Minks

Music has always had the power to heal, but Bryan Minks, 32, of Lexington, Kentucky, really brought that concept to life at SquallFest, an annual music festival.

Gail Matthews

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.

Stephanie Moody

Stephanie Moody rallied her friends at her annual Halloween party in Boxford, Mass., to help raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's disease.

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