Home | News | Events | Press | Contact  

About UseNewsletterMessage BoardsAction CenterAdvocateWalk to End Alzheimer’sShopDonate

Find your chapter:

search by state

Chuck's Story
Text Size controlsNormal font sizeMedium font sizeLarge font size


I was a marathon runner in the 1970s but had to take a “slight,” 25-year hiatus following knee surgery. My weight soared to 265 pounds, though I considered myself a happy couch potato.

That changed when Paul, my brother-in-law, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease and passed away in 2001 at the age of 58. At first, I couldn’t even finish the six-mile Memory Walk, so I worked myself into shape to run the Chicago Marathon and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. I’ve raised over $35,000 over the last 3.5 years.

Despite setbacks such as kidney surgery and an aging body (I’m 61), I’m now down to 175 pounds. I continue to train and will run the Chicago Marathon for the fourth year in a row in 2007, raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association as a member of the Alzheimer's Association Team CARE (Conquering Alzheimer's Running Endeavor).


Join or start a team today.

Find a Walk

Washington Alaska Texas Washington Oregon California Idaho Nevada Arizona Utah Montana Wyoming Colorado New Mexico Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas Louisiana Mississippi Illinois Wisconsin Michigan Indiana Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Florida Georgia South Carolina North Carolina Virginia West Virginia Ohio Maine Pennsylvania New York Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jersey onClick= Delaware Maryland Hawaii Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jersey Delaware Maryland Washington D.C.
Alzheimer's Association

Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's
Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.