FTD - Frontotemporal Dementia - early onset (40-60s) dementia. - Let's talk about it. Let's do something about it. While Heart Disease is on the decline (wahoo!) thanks to research and awareness. Dementia is on the rise BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE. Research and education today creates a HOPEFUL FUTURE FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN. Read on :)
We are fighting for a cure for dementia* – WHY: for our current loved ones... for our future generations ... and heck, for us!! The reality, whether we like it or not, is
everyday our odds of getting a brain degeneration disease is rising – but it
doesn’t have to be.So that’s why we’re
here: To change course and run for their
thoughts, for our thoughts
*Curious on what exactly is dementia? (You're not alone!): Common Dementias: FTD (Frontotemporal Dementia) Pick’s Disease: ALS (Lewy Bodies) : Alzheimer’s : Parkinson’s : Vascular Dementia : Huntington’s Disease : Creutzfeldt-Jakob : etc...
NEXT UP: Vesuvius Race!!
Adults, kids and strollers: 26 in all. This Sunday, 29 October. We will take on Mount Vesuvius - together - the infamous volcano 🌋 that took out Pompeii in a 2k, 5k and 10k UPHILL race to the top!
We are on home stretch to reach the milestone goal of $10,000 by my mother's birthday, 21 November and we have 3 events left:
29 Oct - group run up Mt Vesuvio – 5 days away!
12 Nov - Athens Marathon
21 Nov - Back to Vesuvio for the final run of the season up the volcano that started this campaign.
The numbers… YOUR
$4,800 – what we’ve raised so far by 45 donors
36 – runners that have joined in
350 –miles ran
106,000 feet in elevation climbed
200 shares of the ForTheirThoughts campaign on social media
8000 ForTheirThoughts video view
$10,000 – raised, by YOU in 2014 at Mary Hall Memorial ..
$1 MILLION – Federal government grant thanks to that $10k raised
Oh the Place WE have Gone,…
Alongside 35 others we’ll have huffed it up some amazing and crazy places!!!
Mt Vesuvius, active volcano, Italy
Mt Etna, active volcano, Sicily
Mogrt , Slovenia
The treadmill at 7.5 grade for 5 miles (when Vesuvius was on fire)--- it was incredibly boring but I promised a weekly run and a weekly run is what you got.
Dolomites Sky Marathon ( up and over 8500ft, Italian Alps)
Path of Gods, Amalfi Coast
15 flights of stairs, 7 times - Stairs in Bahrain Hotel (work trip)
The ultimate goal is $100,000. Will I reach it? I don't know...but it's too important to not try.
And so, that brings us to now…3 more events to try and reach the $10,000 milestone. From here, I’ll be taking a volcano running break for the winter to work with a team to better the business plan and bring the campaign back in the spring focused on you.
YOUR loved ones.
(Please message me if you have advice or already know you want to dedicate a run to one of your loved ones)
But for now, I dedicate this phase to:
- Uncle Joe, currently diagnosed with FTD
- My grandmother, Margaret
- And my loving mother, Mary Hall
- And to all the MILLIONS of caregivers dedicating their time and lives to their loved ones.
You will not be forgotten. You're too important. Our next generation is too important.