I wanted to share with you all an incredible event that will be held in the Boston area on Sunday, September 20th. I hope to see you there!
So many of us face adversities in our lives and talk about doing something to help others in the same situation. I am always so impressed when someone makes good on those promises and our good friends, Jess and her husband Bob have done just that. Through their non-profit they are hosting a 5k road race in Needham, to raise money for the Cure Alzheimer's fund. Even though running is my least favorite pastime, I will be lacing up my shoes for this necessary cause. Their goal is to raise $100,000 dollars and all proceeds will be donated to the fund.
A little about the Jog Your Memory foundation:
In 2007, Jess' mother, Carol Caley, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. After seeing the struggle she has gone through, along with the struggle her father has faced as her primary caregiver, Jess and Bob knew they needed to do something. With Jess' love for running along with their shared passion to help others, they felt that organizing a road race in 2014 was a logical way to do some serious fundraising while having a little fun along the way. Knowing they wanted to grow this mission, they recently created “Jog Your Memory, Inc,” a non-profit foundation. With the collective power of their board, their goal is to pursue their dream to raise money to run Alzheimer’s into the ground.
I hope to see some of your there! You can find the sign up link here, along with more information about the race. The fee to run is $25 in advance, $30 on race day. There is also a companion walk for those of you who, like me, aren't runners but still want to support the cause. Again, all proceeds with be going to the Cure Alzheimer's fund.
An added bonus for you runners out there. After the race they will be raffling off a bib for the upcoming Boston Marathon! I would be terrified if I actually won, but I can't imagine a better way to get motivated!
You can read more about Jog Your Memory, Inc here, and I hope to see you at the race! Look for me at the back of the heard! ;)