The AthletesFor campaigns have closed. We hope you will join us in supporting our favorite charities and causes next year, but in the meantime, should you wish to support the Alzheimer's Association, please click here.
I am supporting The Alzheimer's Association because my grandmother has the disease. I haven't been able to see her much and she has a full time care taker now, but it has been difficult to see the disease progress over the years. If she can't recognize the people around her, I worry that she feels scared a majority of the time. Although I'll never really know how she is feeling, I wish I could give her reassurance that she is safe and doing great, her memories back of her beautiful kids, growing grandchildren and the beautiful house she's lived in for the majority of her life. I am excited that there is ongoing research being done to find a cure or a medicine that can subside the effects of this awful disease. But I know there is still much work to be done. I want to be an advocate for more studies, more trials and more research to find that breakthrough. Even if it doesn't happen in my grandmother's lifetime, I know that the support I give her and this association, can one day help another family, another heart another grandmother from experiencing the same thing.
About Alzheimer's Association
The Alzheimer's Association was founded by Jerome H. Stone with the help of several family members in Chicago, Illinois and incorporated in April 10, 1980 as the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. and is a non-profit American volunteer health organization which focuses on care, support and research for Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association is the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer's disease research. The organization has chapters and communities across the nation, with its national office located in Chicago and the public policy office in Washington D.C. Its mission is "to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health."
About Kendra Chambers
Kendra Chambers is an elite middle-distance runner, specializing the 800 meters, holding a personal best of 2:00.76 in the event. She was an All-American and Big XII Champion while running for the University of Texas.
Athletes For is an annual giving campaign hosted by top runners, jumpers, and throwers training in the USA.
HOW IT WORKS:
Athletes select their favorite charity and host a two week fundraising campaign. All campaigns will run through Giving Tuesday.
SUPPORTING CAUSES AND DREAMS
Athletes For has a dual purpose of supporting favorite causes and favorite athletes. All funds raised will support a worthy cause (as per the athlete's selection) with a small portion going toward funding athlete grants supporting their Olympic journey.
LET'S GET STARTED
Click here to view all campaigns within the Athletes For fundraising drive.