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Robert Kelley, Champion

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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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Meet today’s Champion: Edward Johnston

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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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 […]

Dr. Bernard Gagnon

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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 […]

Ignas Peter Janavicius

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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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Remember Your Champion

Who is your Champion? A parent. Grandparent? Spouse? With a donation today, your Champion can join us on the #23 Audi all season long as we Race to End Alzheimer’s. Add their name. Celebrate their life. Remember Your Champion.

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A Song for You “Music is therapy.” Dorothy Morris attests to that, and she should know. The Fresno native has been singing professionally and thrilling audiences for years under the stage name “Lady Coco”. She counts as early influences her parents, who were both musically inclined, as well as such […]

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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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Daughter | Business Owner | Caregiver When Merry Reinis’ almost 90-year-old parents had a major car accident in 2013, she closed her hospitality purchasing business and stepped up to take care of both of her parents.  When her dad passed away 9 months later, she moved in with her mom, […]

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touching poem from a supporter

Jim Hatcher was an early supporter of Racing to End Alzheimer’s. Last season he wrote a poem that means so much to so many that we’ve decided to post it here so more of you can enjoy it. If you’ve been close to someone who’s been affected by Alzheimer’s — […]