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For many years Amber has desired to hike the Appalachian Trial. From the start, Amber knew she wanted to hike in connection with a charity focusing on Alzheimer’s, as she felt hiking for something greater than herself would provide continuous motivation even on tough days. On April 18, 2017 she


Smith has a long and distinguished career as a supermodel, restaurateur, magazine publisher, celebrity chef, and nationally televised and well-known lifestyle maven. But, her hard work and accomplishments could not prepare her for her greatest challenge in life: in 2013, B. was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. In 2015,


“I found my love for backpacking in college and have been hiking all over the United States and New Zealand for the past few years. After completing the Pacific Crest trail in 2014, I became engrossed in the culture and lifestyle of hiking. I ventured on to hike the Appalachian


Rotary and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund announced an agreement to co-fund a new, groundbreaking research project to search for female-specific genetic and other factors contributing to women’s risk for Alzheimer’s disease. In a press release announcing the agreement, Dee Lander of the Rotary Club of Martha’s Vineyard explained, “Alzheimer’s disease is


When Gerry Nogelo of Vero Beach, Florida turned 70 on November 8, 2012 she only had one wish—to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. So she mailed more than 40 letters to her friends and family asking them to make a donation to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in honor of her


For the last 11 years Stephanie Moody, 46, has had an annual Halloween Party at her barn in Boxford, Mass., with costumes, a band and all the usual festivities. Recently, she decided to do something different. Stephanie had spent time with family friends Joanne and Brian O’Keefe on a trip


Leslie McCabe ran 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. She was an inspiration to so many people throughout her life! She raised our family of 13 children with incredible energy and devotion. One of the many


“We lack answers. Answers are lacking in the research world—and in the personal worlds of everyone who is impacted by this disease. How often did I hope that the answer to “Mom, do you know who I am?” would produce the right answer. Or even any answer. Cure Alzheimer’s Fund


When Gabi Lanza of Middletown, Conn. turned 16 she wasn’t thinking about herself. She requested contributions to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund in lieu of Sweet 16 gifts to help raise money for a cure. “My grandfather has suffered from Alzheimer’s for the last ten years, and his situation has really shown


“Imagine waking up in the morning and not knowing where you were or who the people around you are,” writes 16-year-old Kelly Hulfachor, a sophomore at South Elgin (Ill.) High School. All of the students in Kelly’s health class were asked to research a charity they believe “helps the greater