Our Heroes

Cure Alzheimer's Fund has raised over $33 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.

The Still Alice Project

Still Alice is a New York Times bestselling novel by author Lisa Genova. The book has brought the reality of Alzheimer's to life for thousands of readers. Now, Lisa would like to ask readers to contribute to Alzheimer's research and make a difference in the search for a cure.

A.J. Jacobs

A.J. Jacobs is a bestselling author and the founder of the Global Family Reunion, an event inspired by Jacobs' discovery of online genealogy services and his own countless connections to strangers across the globe.

Fans of Grey's Anatomy

To celebrate the eleventh season of the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, fans of the show are hoping to raise $11,000 for research towards a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Alan Arnette

Alan Arnette is a veteran mountain climber and dedicated Alzheimer's advocate. This year he's taking on K2, one of the world's toughest mountains, to help fund a cure for Alzheimer's.

Vanessa Villegas and Shad Swinehart

Watching our incredibly fit mother struggle with early onset dementia has been the most difficult thing my brother and I have ever had to endure. This is why we've chosen to set up a charity in our mother's name.

Gail Matthews

Glenn and Gail Matthews were happily married for 54 years. They built a business together, raised two grown sons, and lived in a home in rural New Hampshire that was built and designed by Glenn. In 2008, everything changed.

Charles W. Collier

Charles W. Collier is a retired senior philanthropic advisor at Harvard University. In 2008, he was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, Charlie has made it his mission to speak publicly about Alzheimer’s and give others the courage to do the same.

Jonatha Brooke

Songwriter and performer Jonatha Brooke raised money for Alzheimer's research through her musical play and album “My Mother Has 4 Noses.”

Charline Kim

When Charline Kim of Los Angeles turned 27 on Feb. 28, 2014, she asked her friends to make a donation to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund to support her grandma, who has the disease.

Kim Chan

Kim Chan runs the annual OC Half Marathon in memory of her grandfather, whom she lost to Alzheimer's disease in 1991.


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