1000 Miles of Memories

2017 journey to run 1000 miles honoring those with Alzheimers and the loving people who care for them.


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April 23, 2013 Dress for Success 5K

  •        3,61  –  Miles Run Today
  •   309.88  –  Miles Run 2013
  • $575.00  –  $ Raised 2013
  •          28   –  Alzheimer’s Patients/Care Givers Honored

Today’s Memory

Happy Tuesday!

The day started out at 4:30 am with a quick run around the neighborhood.  Just four days until my fifth half marathon at the initial GE Irving Marathon.  I’m so proud to be running with daughters Ashley and Christina who are running the full marathon.  This will be the first full marathon for Ashley.  Can’t wait to welcome her to the marathon club!!

The temperature has dropped here all day to the low 40s so I think it is only appropriate to reminisce again about our warm Florida vacation!  On our last day our hosts Bob and Mary and my wife, Kathryn joined me in  participating in a 5K race benefitting the Dress for Success program in Lake Worth.  We all wore ribbons honoring the people in my tribute book who are living with Alzheimer’s, are caregivers, and/or are donors to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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I met a lovely lady named Carol whose husband lives with Alzheimer’s.  We had a wonderful conversation and I’ve added their names to the tribute book.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

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And finally….sometimes you get an award for just showing up.  Such a fun day!!

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On another note…today was day two of the Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C.  It looks like they are eating well!!

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Make it a memorable day!

Keith

Consider making a donation for Alzheimer’s research at http://www.crowdrise.com/1000milesofmemories/

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April 22, Florida Memories

  •             0  –  Miles Run Today
  •   306.27  –  Miles Run 2013
  • $575.00  –  $ Raised 2013
  •          28   –  Alzheimer’s Patients/Care Givers Honored

Today’s Memory

Happy Earth Day!

Today marks the beginning of the 25th gathering of the Alzheimer’s Advocacy Forum in Washington D.C.  One thousand advocates are gathering to combine their voices to advance research to eliminate Alzheimer’s.  You can assist by contacting your Congressmen to support the HOPE for Alzheimer’s Act.

Now…on to a recent memory.  We had such an amazing time on our vacation to Florida in March.  What a beautiful area and our friends Bob and Mary were such wonderful hosts.  I had the pleasure to run in the neighborhood several mornings.  Training in Boca Raton is a little different than in McKinney.  You have to wait for drawbridges and take the sand out of your shoes!!

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And finally….one of the most rewarding days was visiting Mary’s father, Stephen the day after he returned from a hospital visit.  These pictures exemplify why I run.  We need to raise awareness so that funding for research is available and that care givers have hope.  Please keep Bob, Mary and Stephen in your thoughts and prayers….

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Happy 77th birthday to Glen Campbell who is in Washington D.C. for the Advocacy Forum.  Alzheimer’s has forced him to stop touring but we look forward to the release of his new album.

Make it a memorable day!

Keith

Consider making a donation for Alzheimer’s research at http://www.crowdrise.com/1000milesofmemories/