WAKEFIELD — Glen Josephson of Wakefield is participating in the 2016 Boston Marathon as part of the RUN to End Alzheimer’s team for the Alzheimer’s Association®, MA/NH Chapter. Taking place on April 18, Josephson will join other team members as they run 26.2 miles to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s.
“The RUN to End Alzheimer’s team has made a big commitment in the fight against Alzheimer’s,” said Jim Wessler, president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. “Their dedication is inspiring and also supports critical research and support programs.”
Josephson returns for his second year as a charity runner for the Azheimer’s Association. He will run in honor of his father who struggled with the disease for over eight years. “As one of his primary caregivers, running proved to be a huge outlet for me through the tough times,” said Josephson. “It is a wonderful feeling to be able to use running as a means to give back and support the fight against Alzheimer’s.”
To date, Josephson has raised over $1,000. To donate to Glen visit alzrtr.org/1SsiToZ.
“I never really considered running a full marathon until our running club (Mystic Running Club) hosted a presentation by the Boston Marathon Race Director, David McGillivray from Medford. It wasn’t long after his speech that I registered for my first marathon. He really gave me confidence that I could accomplish one and I was determined to raise funds for the fight against Alzheimer’s doing it,” said Josephson.
As part of the John Hancock Charity Program, the RUN to End Alzheimer’s team will hit the road from Hopkinton to Boston for the Boston Marathon’s 120th anniversary. In 2015, the RUN to End Alzheimer’s Boston Marathon team raised over $360,000 to help provide care, support and research funding for Alzheimer’s.
About the Alzheimer’s Association
The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts and education programs. The Alzheimer’s Association is also the world’s leading non-profit funder of research into causes, treatments and, someday, a cure. For more information about Alzheimer programs, visit alz.org/MANH or call 800-272-3900.