I have decided to run the NYC Half-Marathon on March 19, 2017 in memory of my grandmother, Flora Hawk, and my godfather & great uncle, Jirair Torossian. Grandma Hawk passed away from the disease in 2012 and "Uncle" passed away from the disease in 2014.
While never running this much before, I am determined to finish because I know they will be with me the whole time I train and when I cross the finish line.
Although this race will be a physical challenge for me, it is nothing close to what the 24/7 caregivers face when caring for their loved one with Alzheimer's. I will also be running for my family members who were caregivers to Grandma Hawk & Uncle.
I'm competing to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating as a member of team Athletes to End Alzheimer's, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for CaringKind, The Heart of Alzheimer's Caregiving which provides free information, assistance and support for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as for their family members, caregivers and professionals
Currently, over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's, and the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s will increase significantly over the next two decades, with expectations that the population of people age 65 and older will double
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to CaringKind to help me reach my goal. Your donation makes an impact on Alzheimer’s!