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The Run for the Memory Marathon Team Getting in Shape and Fighting Alzheimer's
Date:1/12/2010

he fatal disease.  Although most prevalent with those over age 65, the disease can occur significantly younger. There are limited treatments and no cure.  The Alzheimer's Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer's research - with the help of programs like Run for the Memory. Since its inception, the Run for the Memory Team has raised more than $1.1 million. Members compete in marathons in New York City, Chicago and Boston, half-marathons, triathlons, and relay races. The program is growing. Run for the Memory is adding two new races to the existing calendar this year, including the Run 2 Remember on May 30, 2010 and participation in the Max Performance triathlon series.

The Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH provides support groups, professional training, educational programs for families, care consultation and 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900 as well as research funding.  Information on the Run for the Memory Team and other programs is at www.alz.org/MANH.

Team Members for Boston:

Erin Alcott: Upton, MA

Jon Ashner: Waban, MA

Jennifer Beale: Littleton, MA

Michael Bonfonti: Londonderry, NH

Ed Cederholm: Weymouth, MA

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