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.

Ally Financial

When you work at a company with a dress code, wearing jeans to the office is a luxury. For the second year, Ally Financial encouraged its employees across six states to donate a minimum of $5 each to CureAlz in exchange for the privilege of donning denim at its Jeans Day fundraiser.


Located in the heart of Napa Valley, ONEHOPE Wine’s mission is to bring people together to celebrate and serve the world. Each of the company’s products supports a charitable cause. A portion of proceeds from its 2013 Joseph Jewell Russian River Valley Chardonnay will go directly to Cure Alzheimer's Fund (while supplies last).

Manny Reiser

Instead of sending holiday gifts to his clients as a thank you for their business, The Reiser Family Foundation, founded by Manny and his wife Rachel, made donations to CureAlz in his clients’ names, which he communicated in a special holiday card.

Mary Schaus

Mary's 18th

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.

Known as the beloved “man on the corner” because he waved to everyone driving by, John Ferrero Jr. of Crystal Lake, Illinois, struggled with Alzheimer’s; he died in March. To honor his memory, his granddaughters and their friends came together in August for a two-day bake sale, car wash and lemonade stand to raise money for research.

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. My journey will take me to the outer reaches of the Oregon coast to Floras Lake, where I’ll challenge myself to cover 100 miles on the water over a three day stretch.

Team Wagonna

Team Wagonna Get There will be participating in this year's Mongol Rally. In the name of charity we will be driving from London to Ulan-Ude starting July 27, 2017. To make this even more challenging, we will be driving a ridiculously small vehicle on rough terrain for over 40 days.


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