I am running the Boston Marathon this year in dedication to our best friends the Smalanskas family and to raise money to fight Alzheimer's. Jim Smalanskas, a classmate of mine at MIT, and a friend for over 25 years, was recently diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's at age 55. Jim is an inspiration with his commitment to fight this terrible disease; running the marathon is my way of showing support to Jim and his family. Please help me reach my goal of raising $50,000 for the Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter.
The Alzheimer's Association MA/NH Chapter is a proud Partner of the John Hancock Non-Profit Program and we are thrilled to announce that Team End ALZ will run the 122nd Boston Marathon® on April 16, 2018. The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world's most prestigious road racing events.
Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and affects millions of people daily. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, including 144,000 in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Currently, there is no cure. The first survivor of Alzheimer's is out there, but we won't get there without you!