Our Heroes

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.

The Gang Family

Alzheimer's disease has unfortunately touched our family as it has for far too many families. Michael's father, Stanley, was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and it is slowly taking away many of Stanley's fond memories of his grandchildren, daughter-in-law and sons who all adore him. It is so sad to see a man who is so brilliant, accomplished and loving, impaired with this disease.

Thrift Store Talent

Folk rock artist Jeremy LaBove – known as Thrift Store Talent - is creating his fifth studio album with a cause in mind: Alzheimer’s disease. LaBove has launched a Pledge Music campaign to raise funds for the album’s creation and for Alzheimer’s research. The songs on the album will reflect his supporters’ experiences with dementia in their own lives, and rewards are available for donations at various levels. Visit the Pledge Music page to learn more and support the project.

Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger

Carolyn Mastrangelo and Barbara Geiger have held the Running 4 Answers Race in Roseland, NJ for the past six years. The event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Alzheimer's research.

Max Needham

Max Needham is biking across America for Alzheimer's disease.

John Froman and Sara Whipple

Both of John's grandmothers passed away from Alzheimer's Disease. He would be honored if you would make a donation in their memory to this organization that is dedicated to funding research with the highest probability of preventing, slowing, or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

Sloan Meadows and Zachary Browning

This story starts with Sloan Meadows, who decided in May 2014 that he wanted cap off his 4 year undergraduate career as a biology major at James Madison University with a memorable experience that would simultaneously work towards aiding a greater good. A wrestler in high school and dedicated member of the JMU Club Dodgeball team, Sloan has worked towards making a positive impact on the community that has helped him grow into the person he is today.

Rachel Ratliff

As a tribute our grandfather, my brother Aaron and I will be running the Jungfrau Marathon in the Alps on September 12, 2015. We dedicate our run to our grandfather and the countless others who we cherish as healthy today but may one day be diagnosed with this disease.

Jeff Madden

I am raising money for the cure of Alzheimer’s by climbing Mont Blanc in Switzerland in memory of my Grandmother, who frequently cited Geneva as one of her favorite cities in the world. Mont Blanc is a majestic mountain and the tallest in the Alps, standing 15,771 feet.

Team BoomerangFit

My name is Terry Lee. My mother and grandmother both died of Alzheimer's Disease and I witnessed what a horrible fate this can be for a person, their family and friends. Today, 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, up to 16 million will have the disease.  Payments for care in 2012 were estimated to be $200 billion. Without a cure, these figures will nearly triple by the year 2050. 

SingStrong A Cappella

Since 2009, the a cappella festival SingStrong has been bringing together the greatest such groups from around the world for a weekend of world-class singing and charitable fundraising.


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