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Why we are Racing to End Alzheimer’s

Racing to End Alzheimer’s founder, Phil Frengs, was invited to share his story with Alzheimer’s News Today. Phil Frengs is on a coast-to-coast mission to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease, always thinking of, and honoring, his wife Mimi, who was diagnosed with the condition in November 2013. Frengs, […]

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Funding the Care AND Funding the Cure

In the race to lessen the impact of Alzheimer’s, we are focused on funding the care AND funding the cure, which is why we contribute to both UCLA and the Nantz National Alzheimer Center at Houston Methodist respectively. Houston Methodist was one of the clinical trial sites for aducanumab, the […]

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Let’s Get Ready to Race Again!!

The racing season resumes this Saturday 5/1 at Circuit of the Americas in Austin Texas where the #36 Racing to End Alzheimer’s BMW will proudly race with a new livery emblazoned with the names and hometowns of your Champions.   And now you won’t have to miss one action-packed moment, […]

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Meet today’s Champion: Robert Kelley

What is a Champion? In racing, it’s someone who overcomes all obstacles to reach the winner’s podium. But in life, it’s someone who, with love and encouragement, champions us through adversity, helping us overcome our obstacles and become our best. The Racing to End Alzheimer’s Wall of Champions is a […]

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Meet today’s Champion: Rada Yakovlevitch

What is a Champion? In racing, it’s someone who overcomes all obstacles to reach the winner’s podium. But in life, it’s someone who, with love and encouragement, champions us through adversity, helping us overcome our obstacles and become our best. The Racing to End Alzheimer’s Wall of Champions is a […]

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The Journey Begins

We are underway! Starting today at Daytona International Speedway, our team, led by our founder Phil Frengs and lead driver, Nick Galante, is driving across the country on a 4,000 mile road trip to fund Alzheimer’s care and research:   Please join us by making a $250 donation today. Our […]

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My Champion: My Father, Dr. Alan Singer

My Champion: My Dad, Dr. Alan Singer By Meredith Singer-Moreadith Dr. Alan Singer lived by the belief that “we are our brother’s keeper.” This maxim would be reflected across his entire life. Born in Washington DC in 1942, Dr. Singer grew up an only child to working class parents. Music, theater, […]

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My Champion: My Wife, Jean Wilson

My Champion: My Wife, Jean Wilson By Aaron Wilson Aaron and Jean Wilson shared a love for travel and sportscar races. The couple first met in 1975 and, after graduating from the University of Dayton, they married and moved to Solon, Ohio where they raised 3 children while both working […]

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My Champion: My Dad, Dr. Bernard Gagnon

My Champion: My Dad, Dr. Bernard Gagnon By François Métivier François Métivier was 10 or 11 when his father, Dr. Bernard Gagnon, took him to his first race weekend.  Dr. Gagnon was a big fan of the Formula One racing circuit and as an anesthesiologist, he also worked as a […]

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My Champion: My Dad, Ignas Peter Janavicius

My Champion: My Dad, Ignas Peter Janavicius By Paul Janavicius Ignas Peter Janavicius emigrated from Lithuania after World War II and settled in Cleveland, Ohio where he and his wife would raise their family. While Ignas may have spent his entire career as a mechanical engineer, his passion was automobiles […]

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My Champion: My Dad, Edward Johnston

My Champion: My Dad, Edward Johnston by Meredith Johnston The Johnston Family of Glen Ellyn, Illinois is on intimate terms with Alzheimer’s. “My mom is the 4th generation in her family to have the disease.” says Meredith Johnston. “We’ve been dealing with her slow descent for more than 10 years.” […]

Anna Enders, Champion

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Championing Anna Enders

Who is a champion? In racing, it’s someone who overcomes all obstacles to reach the winner’s podium. But in life, it’s someone who, with love and encouragement, champions us through adversity, helping us overcome our obstacles and become our best. Natalie Gelman was born in the old West Village of […]

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We Are Family For Linda Kerr, the role of caregiver began when she was only five. “Mom worked full time so I helped care for my grandmother, who in hindsight probably had dementia.” Fast forward to 1997, when her dad, struggling with congestive heart failure, was given three months to […]

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The Role of a Lifetime Eugene Glazer and Xenia Gratsos met in acting class in 1979. She had watched him do a scene and thought “What a great actor.” He had seen her enter the room and thought “What a great looking woman.” After class, she suggested they do a […]

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A Purple Heart of Devotion On the day he turned 17, Donald Ener enlisted in the Marines. He shipped overseas to Vietnam where he would go on to serve two tours of duty, fight in the legendary Battle of Khe Sanh, get wounded twice and be awarded a Purple Heart. […]

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A celebration of 64 years of marriage At first Shirley Ahmed thought her husband was just being irritable and unreasonable. And then Hurricane Katrina hit. “We went to sleep with everything we needed and woke up the next morning with nothing.” Her sister moved them to California, but Abdullah just […]