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We’ve Made Our First Goal


Yesterday at about 8:30 PM PST I got an email that told me that the Alzheimer’s Association had received a donation that put us over the $500 mark so far! Continue reading

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I’m a Slacker


Well folks, I have a confession to make…I’m a slacker! Or at least I have been one in the past couple of weeks. I’ve only been on one run. Continue reading

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Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers


Here is a report from the National Alzheimer’s Association that paints a pretty dreary picture of the future for Alzheimer’s in the country. I hope that by running these races that we will bring awareness to this disease that affects so many.

If you can’t see the information here go to “Generation Alzheimer’s: The Defining Disease of the Baby Boomers” Continue reading

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The Reason I’m Running Part 2


Here are some pictures of my Grandmother as I remember her. Fun loving, quick with a smile and always proud of her grandkids. Continue reading

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The Reason I’m Running


I am running this Year of Memories to remember my Grandmother. Continue reading

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The First Race


The first race of the Year of Memories will be the Lucky Clover 5k in Springfield, OR on March 19th. This race looks like a lot of fun there are trail and road options, but I’m running the trail because in the description they use a key word “flat”. Continue reading

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The Plan


In 2010, my grandmother Julia Sparks died after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. In honor of my grandmother I would like to build a team to run races and raise $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Oregon. I want 2011 to be a “Year of Memories”. Continue reading

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