This race was founded in 2009 with a goal to raise awareness and much needed research dollars for Lewy Body Dementia. The race began as a tribute to the founders’ father, Allan D Morrison, who ran the inaugural race but quickly grew to wrap its arms around more than one dozen family in the first year. The goal has grown as well to encompass a sense of community and hope for those who have journeyed through this disease as a patient, loved one, caregiver, sibling, child, spouse or friend. Thank you for your support of our cause – you have already made a difference in the lives of so many by bringing awareness to Lewy Body Dementia.
Lewy Body Dementia affects over 1.3 million Americans and is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly. The clinical name, "dementia with Lewy bodies" (DLB), accounts for up to 20% of all dementia cases, or 800,000 patients in the US. Over 50% of Parkinson's disease patients develop "Parkinson's disease dementia" (PDD), which accounts for at least 750,000 patients. (PDD is also a Lewy Body dementia.)
On Saturday October 15, 2011 at 10:00 am, we'll give this disease a voice, and for one day, we'll run or walk for good health and lasting memories.
Join us on race day to fight Lewy Body Dementia and support research to one day find a cure!
A big thank you goes out to edfredned for the design of our new logo.