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Message from the Cure Alzheimer's Fund:

Would you like to join Glenn Caffery as he completes his 3,312 mile coast-to-coast run in Westerly, Rhode Island? Glenn will cross the finish line on August 17 at 7pm at the Atlantic Ocean. If you'd like to run or celebrate with him as he ends his amazing journey, please contact We will keep you posted on exactly when and where to meet up with Glenn. We look forward to seeing you at the finish line!

Cure Alzheimer's Run

This summer I will run across the country in honor of my dad, shown above in 1990 with my daughter approximately two years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.  He was in his mid-fifties. 

The toll Alzheimer’s took on our family cannot be measured, and it is replicated in millions of families across the country.  My dad died in 2002, and there was little medicine could do to help him. Recently however, exciting advances make the possibility of a cure imaginable.

Please join with me to support promising Alzheimer’s research through the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund. Every dollar donated will go directly to fund promising research.


I will be blogging when I can, but you can get more recent updates by visiting the AlzRun Facebook page.

For the official press release and a list of media coverage, click here.

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Why Cure Alz. Fund?

Every dollar donated goes to research with the highest probability of slowing, stopping or reversing Alzheimer’s disease.

Neither Cure Alzheimer's Fund nor the institutions of researchers who are awarded grants take any overhead.

Please join me...

Thank you!

Quick facts:

distance3312 miles

calories599.1 kcal/hour

highpointTogwotee 9658 ft.

startSeaside, OR

date – May 19, 2011

finishMisquamicut, RI

goal pace – 50 miles/day

support – Solo (jog stroller)

nemesisArthritic hip

shoesAsics DS Trainer

worry – Lightning

hope – Meet many people

goal – Do what I can...