Scottsdale runner joins Alzheimer’s Boston Marathon team

James Bruce of Scottsdale is participating in the 2015 Boston Marathon as part of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter’s team.

Taking place on April 20, Bruce will join other team members as they run 26.2 miles in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

“Our RUN to End Alzheimer’s Boston Marathon team represents what it takes to fight this disease,” said Jim Wessler, president and chief executive officer of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter.

“We are in a race to find treatments and  ultimately a cure as Alzheimer’s numbers continue to rise. Our team members inspire us with their immense dedication and commitment to help fight this disease.”

The 119th Boston Marathon will take place on April 20. As part of the John Hancock Charity Program, the RUN to End Alzheimer’s team will hit the roads from Hopkinton to Boston with the 30,000 registered runners.

In 2014, the RUN to End Alzheimer’s team raised over $450,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

If you have secured your own bib into the Boston Marathon and would like to join the RUN to End Alzheimer’s team, contact rtrmanh@alz.org or call 617-868-6718.

The Alzheimer’s Association, with headquarters in Watertown, has regional offices in Springfield, Raynham, and Worcester, Mass. and Bedford and Lebanon, N.H. The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, research funding and education programs.

For more information about Alzheimer programs, visit www.alz.org/MANH or call 617-868-6718.

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