Monday, Apr. 15, 2013
On April 15, 2013, The Boston Marathon experienced two explosions that shattered the celebration that symbolizes springtime, life and freedom in that city. Three runners had stepped forward to run on our behalf and raise $5,000 each for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. First-time marathon runner Kristen Adrien and her fiancé Travis Songer, who both work in the Biology Department at Boston College, joined our team in February. Meanwhile, Ann Bulson—who ran for Cure Alzheimer’s Fund last year—says this year “a close friend of mine lost her mother in January after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Seeing the effects of this horrible disease…has really shown me just how important it is to find a cure.”
The tragic events of the day were startling to all, including our team of runners, all of whom arrived at or near the finish line in time to avoid the explosions. We are so appreciative of their efforts, and for their safety. Thanks Ann, Kristen and Travis!
On April 15th, I will be joining my fiancée Kristen as well as other members of the Cure Alzheimer’s fund raising team to run the Boston Marathon.
The Boston Marathon is an annual marathon that held on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April. Begun in 1897, the Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annual marathon, and ranks as one of the world's best-known road racing events.
Cure Alzheimer's Fund™ is a 501(c)(3) accredited public charity which exists solely, "to fund research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer's disease."
Dear Family and Friends,
On April 15, 2013, I will be joining my fiancée Travis Songer to run the Boston Marathon for the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.
The Cure Alzheimer’s Fund is committed to funding research with the “highest probability of preventing, slowing or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.” Statistics show that every 70 seconds, another American is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Worldwide, 35 million people have the disease, and if we do nothing that number will skyrocket to 115 million in 2050.
In January, a close friend of mine lost her mother after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s. Seeing the effects of this horrible disease and the devastating effects it has on all those involved has really shown me just how important it is to find a cure.
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