Alzheimer's disease currently affects more than five million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. In 2017, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias will cost the nation more than $225 billion. As a response to this growing epidemic, The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center (CNADC) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has launched an initiative to establish a new cutting-edge Alzheimer's disease center. The goal of this new, custom-designed research environment is to allow researchers, clinicians, and social services staff to conduct work side-by-side that will bolster both communication and collaboration, thereby accelerating research, which will lead to medical breakthroughs.
Run4Papa founder and CNADC Board member Jason Boschan is an endurance athlete raising funds for this initiative. He will be involved in races throughout the world this winter looking to complete his #10for10Challenge: run 10 different half marathons in 10 different states, continuing to make a difference in Alzheimer's disease research. Jason has raised more than $200,000 for research at Feinberg and will be running in Georgia and Tennessee, finishing off a year-long journey of running half marathons across the United States. Please join him in changing the story of one of the biggest medical epidemics of our time.
They Forget, We Remember is the first undergraduate student group at Northwestern University that looks to directly address the issue of Alzheimer's disease. The group, led by Charles Evans and Joey Lieberman, has approximately 30 members that are devoted to raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease in the Northwestern and greater Evanston communities through fundraising campaigns, educational programs, support groups, and volunteer efforts.
To make donations by check, please include “Catalyzer” in your check’s memo, make payable to Northwestern University, and mail to:
Northwestern University CNADC
Attn: Thongsy Singvongsa
320 East Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Please know that 100% of your donation goes to fund The Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
The #10for10 Challenge began by running the Gasparilla Distance Challenge alongside pirates in Tampa. Race 2 was emotional as Jason ran the Oklahoma City Memorial Half Marathon in honor of the 168 victims who lost their lives and the hundreds of people who were injured from a truck-bomb explosion outside of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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For Race #5, the Old Port Shipyard Half Marathon, Jason began on a fishing boat and ended at the finish line in Portland, Maine with a plate of lobsters. The very next day, he drove to Waitsfield, Vermont and ran the Mad Half Marathon in the hilly countryside.
Channeling his inner eye of the tiger during race #7, Jason ran through the streets of Philly in the Rock 'N Roll half marathon. He then returned to his hometown of Detroit and ran the Detroit Free Press International Half Marathon with friends and family. The race took him from the United States to Canada and back as he made his way across the border and customs running with a passport-in-hand.
Jason will complete the #10for10Challenge running in the Rock 'N Roll Half Marathon in the oldest city in Georgia (Savannah). He will finish the year out in the Volunteer state dressed up in the holiday spirit of a Santa Claus running outfit for the Santa Hustle.