Running the Houston Marathon to Raise Awareness about Alzheimer’s

The Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Program connects the passionate race participants willing to fund-raise and raise awareness for meaningful causes to the charity community. We are happy to share a note we received from one of our community members who ran in the 2017 race in support of the Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas:

We are beyond proud of his huge accomplishment and finished with an impressive 4 hours and 15 min.  Grant ran on behalf of my Dad who has Alzheimer’s. He lives in Ontario Canada in a nursing home. My Mother was able to travel from Ontario and watch Grant run, it was a very emotional day.

Living far away is very difficult and my Mom witnesses everyday what my Dad goes thru living with this disease. I am glad we were able to collect donations on his behalf. I know it’s too late to cure him at this point but hopefully a cure will be found that no other families goes thru this pain of seeing a shell of a loved one living with confusion.

Grant made an amazing accomplishment this past Sunday and we couldn’t be more proud of his effort and kind heart. To us the real hero is my Dad who struggles daily with Alzheimer’s.  He still warms our hearts with his contagious smiles and laughter.

We hope to continue to be part of the Alzheimer’s Association as it is a very serious disease that needs a cure.

Attached are a few pics of the race Sunday and a picture of my Dad that shows the laugh of a man we love dearly.

Warm Regards,

Dawn Deen


Individuals can turn their fitness goal into something more and run on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association in the 2018 Marathon. For more information, contact Samantha Duffy at sduffy@alz.org or at 713-314-1340.

AlzTex Admin

The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter (www.alz.org/texas) consists of families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals, and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease and to easing the burden of Alzheimer's Disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.