posted on July 21, 2022
Hey Union Fitness!
For those of you who do not know me, my name is Katie Jones. I coach Cardio Lab and Run Club here at Union 🙂
This October I have the opportunity to run the Chicago Marathon. This marathon means a lot to me. This will be my 10th marathon!! I have been training and running marathons since 2014. I have completed the Pittsburgh Marathon 6 times and the Philadelphia Marathon 3 times. I am so excited to be running my 10th in Chicago!
More importantly, I am running this race for the Alzheimer’s Association. Back in 2014, I was volunteering at a nursing home next to my college. Many of the residents I worked with had early onset Alzheimers. During my time volunteering, I saw the direct impact of this disease and I wanted to do something. When I signed up for my first marathon in Pittsburgh, I joined the ALZ Stars Team. I am very fortunate to be running my 10th marathon for them! Training for a marathon is a huge commitment, but I am proud to be running for an organization that is making our miles matter with the goal of ending Alzheimer’s.
Please support my efforts by making a donation or sharing my fundraising page (link below). All funds raised benefit the Alzheimer’s Association and its work to enhance care and support programs and advance research toward methods of treatment, prevention, and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. Thank you for your support and for joining the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!
Here is the link to my fundraising page: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/ActiveEvents/General?px=20781183&pg=personal&fr_id=15339