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.

Gabi Lanza

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.” 

Brandon Petelin

Run-a-Thon at Crossfit Balance featuring Brandon Petelin vs. Woodway Curve

Michael Bell

I am biking 3501 miles across North America from Everett WA to Boston MA, 113 miles per day for a month. The longest ride of my life symbolizes the huge challenge of tackling dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

Katie McCullough and Charlie Schrier

Dear friends and family, 

Shannon Roland

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. Now as I gear up to hike the Continental Divide trail, I wanted to make all of this walking more meaningful, to not only me, but to those around me.

Michael Kintzer

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.

Macia Falgas

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. 


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