Running For a Cure

"An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimers and there is no treatment that prevents, slows, stops or reverses it." -Newsweek, Article by: Abigail Jone, March 27, 2014.

Anyone whose life has been personally impacted by Alzheimers Disease understands what a devastating, costly, and horrible disease it is. You helplessly watch, on the sidelines, as the person you love slips away, deteriorates, and slowly dies everyday. Even with scientific and medical advances, there is still no cure or way of slowing down the effects of Alzheimers.

My life was forever changed in the summer of 2006 when my mother was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimers Disease. She was only 54 years old when diagnosed. She has always been an intelligent, courageous, and vibrant woman. Within a matter of years, she went from being completely independent and working full-time, to residing in the Extra Care Unit an Assisted Living Facility. She requires a full-time staff, with the assistance of our entire family, to monitor her and meet her daily needs.

I will be running the Rogue Yeti Run on May 23, 2014 (my birthday!) in Whitesburg, GA to help raise money for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimers Association. These donations will fund future research to help one day prevent and ultimately find a cure to this devastating disease.
http://yetitrailrunners.com/yeti-races/ 

This is a 12 hour race, where each runner completes a 5 mile loop as many times as they can in the allotted 12 hour time period. To help motivate me, I am asking that donors "Run With Me" and donate for each lap that I complete. My goal is to complete 10 laps, or 50 miles.

All donations will be made in the honor of my mother, Barbara Watters.
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 84 mos
  • Robert N Nix 
    • $50 
    • 84 mos
  • Ava S Wilensky 
    • $50 
    • 84 mos
  • Sabrina Moxley 
    • $30 
    • 84 mos
  • M Candice Cohen 
    • $50 
    • 84 mos
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Organizer

Rebecca Watters 
Organizer
Mableton, GA
THE GEORGIA ALZHEIMERS AND DEMENTIA FOUNDATION INC 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
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