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Run Jimmy Run 5K

Western New York's most family-friendly and fun running event! 
This annual 5K race and 1K fun walk honors the memory of Buffalo Mayor James "Jimmy" Griffin, who passed away with a type of dementia called Sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, or CJD, in 2008. The Run Jimmy Run was started by his daughter Maureen Griffin Tomczak in 2013 to benefit the WNY Chapter. 
We're planning the event for 2022, so check back here for updates in the spring!

The Longest Day is one of the signature fundraising events for the Alzheimer's Association, and like the highly successful Walk to End Alzheimer's, individuals and teams can organize events and fundraise all year round. The event is traditionally celebrated on the summer solstice, (June 21) but you can choose any day in June (Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month)! TLD is all about love: love for someone with dementia, love of being active, love of being part of an effort to end this disease. You can support this unique event by starting your own fundraiser or attending one of the events organzied across Western New York.

To learn more about The Longest Day and start your own fundraiser, CLICK HERE!

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and 6 locations in our region, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.
Join us when we bring this fun, family-friendly and inspiring event to six communities across WNY this fall: 

Click HERE to get started.


Want to learn more about our mission and how you can support it?

You can learn more about our mission, our programs and services, our events, how to become a supporter/volunteer/advocate and how to help us END ALZHEIMER'S by calling 1.800.272.3900. Our Helpline is staffed 24/7 every single day of the year.

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