Headed to South Africa for the Big 5 Marathon!

Looking to Conquer my 5th Marathon on my 4th Continent

2013 Goal
Only five short months ago, Run4Papa had the goal of funding the 1st National PPA speech therapy trial in history! This year, I decided to run all my races in scrubs and a lab-coat to bring more awareness to the cause. I am proud to announce that not only did we meet our initial goal of $25,000, but we currently have two patients enrolled in the study!

Looking to Donate?
If you are still looking to make a donation, there are 8 days remaining in our 2013 campaign. Please go to: http://www.giving.northwestern.edu/nu/CNADC

South Africa
Today, I head to South Africa to conquer my 5th Marathon on my 4th continent as I look to participate in one of the most exclusive marathon races in the world: The Big 5 Marathon. This race takes place on an open animal reserve. No fences, no rivers, nothing at all separates the runners from the African wildlife. The “Big 5 Game” refers to following dangerous animals within the run: Lion, Elephant, Rhinoceros, Leopard, Buffalo.

Where did I run in 2013?
Illinois (Shamrock Shuffle 8K), Massachusetts (Boston Marathon), Nebraska (Red Kettle Run 5K), North Carolina (Color Run, Frigid 5K, Leatherwood Ultra Trail Run, OrthoCarolina 10K, 49er Gold Rush), Nevada (Rock ‘N Roll Half Marathon), and Tennessee (Music Row).

Thank you for your support and I look forward to sharing some amazing pictures and footage from the Big 5 Marathon!

Dancing for Dementia

North Shore Dance Therapy

In collaboration with the

Alzheimer’s Association®



Dance For Dementia

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013

Time: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Location: Levy Senior Center

300 Dodge Ave, Evanston, IL, 60202


Dance for Dementia is a social event and fundraiser

focused on bringing together individuals and families

affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.


The goal of this event is to encourage expression and communication among family members and across families affected by dementia in the greater Chicago community through movement and music.


Live music will be provided by Chicago Grandstand.

Snacks and refreshments will be served.


All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.


For more information or to register:

Call: (847) 848–0697

Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.northshoredancetherapy.com/dancefordementia

MY 2013 Boston Marathon Race Footage – SO CLOSE YET SO FAR

What was it like to run the 2013 Boston Marathon?

I never imagined that I would come up .4 miles short from completing my first Boston Marathon. When the bombings went off, a boston bomb squad officer pulled me aside and said, “Your race is over!”

From a running perspective, I was in denial. I wanted to finish the race and wasn’t thinking clearly as I was sprinting toward the finish life. From a real world perspective, I was thankful to be alive, and sad for all those that were killed and injured in the blasts.

I will never be the same again…

Ride/Walk for Roy Scavenger Hunt, Fundraiser for Research for Dementia

2nd Annual Ride/Walk for Roy Bridges Scavenger Hunt

Ride for Roy! Help show your support for the Bridges family as they honor their beloved father Roy Bridges who lost his life to PPA.

Heather Bridges father, Roy Bridges, passed away from PPA several years ago and she and her team are organizing a tremendous fundraiser TODAY in his honor called the Ride/Walk for Roy Scavenger Hunt, Fundraiser for Research for Dementia

Ride on a motorcycle for 60 miles or walk 3-miles
Prizes for most correct answers

Registration for all participants $20.00
Registration from 9-11am
Riders leave by 11, walkers leave at 11:30

Registration includes: music, chicken dinner, beverages, and opportunity to win several great prizes

50/50, silent auction, and raffle.

All proceeds go to Northwestern University Dementia Research: 1st national dementia speech therapy trial!

Goal is to raise $25,000.

If you cannot attend the event but you want to make a donation online, go to: PPA Research and Education Fund (Run4Papa)

Hummelstown Fire Company
249 E Main St, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania 17036