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.
When Gabi Lanza of Middletown, Conn. turned 16 last November, 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 me what matters in life,” she said. “My grandmother’s patience and love as a caregiver is such a great example for the rest of us. I hope the $800 I raised will help find a cure for this heartbreaking disease and prevent others from having to go through what we have.”
Hi! I have decided to raise money to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disease that causes problems with memory, reasoning, behavior and motor skills. The disease is ultimately fatal. In May 2015, my Poppy Howie died from this disease and for the past 2 years my Grandpa Jerry has been struggling daily with memory loss and every day activities. So for me, Alzheimer’s disease has had a big impact on my life.
After years of cycle touring, I have come across several cyclists (on the road and on the net) who decided to ride for a cause. They have all said that raising money for a charity is a way to give your trip a meaning, a purpose, something that will help others.