Join me to #ENDALZ

The Longest Day is the day with the most light — the summer solstice. On June 20, people from across the world will fight the darkness of Alzheimer’s. Let’s come together and run or walk a virtual 5K.  All registration proceeds from the Virtual 5K will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Assocation.

I’m fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Assocation to honor my dad.  I’m also training to run the NYC Marathon as part of the Alzheimer’s Team. Alzheimer’s has robbed my father of the prime years of his life. It’s a disease that has taken away his ability to do the most simple things that I no longer take for granted. Every time I run my mantra is “I RUN TODAY BECAUSE SOME DAY I WON’T BE ABLE AND TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY!” Along with “I RUN FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T!”

My Dad is not alone, currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk and we must come together to change the course of this disease.

There are several ways that you can join the effort (without running a marathon!):

Register to run, walk, or sleep in on June 20th   All registrants will receive a downloadable race bib and completion certificate.  And I’ll run a mile on June 20th for every person who registers for the Virtual 5K.

Purchase a t-shirt to commemorate our virtual race! – T-shirt proceeds will also be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Make a donation: http://act.alz.org/goto/kellyblavatt

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