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Accelerating the Collaboration in Alzheimer's Research Worldwide

Raised toward our $7,500 Goal
123 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on December 16, at 11:59 PM EST
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Accelerating the Collaboration in Alzheimer's Research Worldwide


Alzheimer's disease currently affects more than five million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In 2018, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will cost the nation more than $250 billion. As a response to this growing epidemic, Run4Papa and The Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has launched an initiative to add new cutting-edge brain tissue software to increase the efficiency and speed in which important biospecimen are shared globally. 

The goal of this custom-designed software will allow researchers and clinicians to work side-by-side to bolster both communication and collaboration at Northwestern University AND with other Alzheimer's research centers around the world, thereby accelerating research, which will lead to medical breakthroughs.

Run4Papa founder, Jason F. Boschan is an endurance athlete raising funds for this initiative by completing all 6 Abbott World Major Marathons on the planet. When he is not racing around the world, he is a staunch advocate for Alzheimer's awareness and funds for researchers, clinicians and social service staff members. Please join him in changing the story of one of the biggest medical epidemics in our time.

100% of every contribution will be earmarked for the brain tissue software!

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London Marathon

Generates and prints barcode labels for all brains


New York City Marathon

Secures and validates program software


Boston Marathon

Inventory all of our biospecimen


Chicago Marathon

Data integrity - system is configurable with edit checks, data entry tools, and data normalization processes


Berlin Marathon

System will provide convenient access to researchers/collaborators around the world


Tokyo Marathon

Guarantees renewal of software on an annual basis

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