Kat's 30 before 30 for Alzheimer's

In December 2018, I turn 30. I am dedicating the last 365 days of my 20s to raising funds and awareness for the Alzheimer's cause because I have personally cared for many people in the end stages of Alzheimer's who experience a terrible reality, and that's something no one should face.

Alzheimer's disease is devastating. Imagine having your loved one stolen from you piece by piece for years. Imagine having to drain your savings to afford care and support. Imagine having your best friend see your face and not know who you are. Alzheimer's sucks and I am doing my part to help #ENDALZ today.

Why do I run? Because running is a full-body experience that refreshes mind, body and soul. Running is good for the mind and can reduce the risk of cognitive decline . I love running and wanted that love to help others during a pivotal year in my life. 30 races before 30 will help me raise awareness and funds to ENDALZ and to make a difference in people's lives.

Proceeds from this fundraising will go directly to the Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter to support those living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers, and the researchers searching for a cure.
Your contribution helps the 5+ million people with Alzheimer's have a better chance at seeing a world without Alzheimer's. Please consider donating and supporting my mission today!

Thank you!

Facts & Figures :

The number of Americans living with Alzheimer's disease is growing — and growing fast. An estimated 5.5 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimer's disease.

Of the estimated 5.5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's dementia in 2017, an estimated 5.3 million are age 65 and older and approximately 200,000 individuals are under age 65 and have younger-onset Alzheimer's (some develop Alzheimer's in their 30s which is why I run now..w).

Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women. African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.
Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older whites.

Because of the increasing number of people age 65 and older in the United States, particularly the oldest-old, the number of new cases of Alzheimer's and other dementias is projected to soar.

Today, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's dementia every 66 seconds. By mid-century, someone in the United States will develop the disease every 33 seconds.

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Kat Raymond 
Washington D.C., DC
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association (Alzheimer's Association National Capital Area Chapter) 
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