https://www.jogyourmemory5k.org/ The Mitchell School
187 Brookline Street
Needham, MA 02492
Please join us for our 9th Annual Jog Your Memory 5K Run and 1.5 Mile Walk for Alzheimer's on Sunday, September 18th at 9am, starting and finishing at the Mitchell School in Needham (187 Brookline Street)! We have both virtual and in-person options - please visit www.jogyourmemory5k.org to register, donate, and for more information!
In 2014, Needham residents Bob and Jess Rice founded Jog Your Memory 5K, Inc. (JYM), an accredited 501c3 and annual USATF certified 5K run and 1.5-mile walk to support research aimed at ending Alzheimer's. Jess' Mom, Carol Caley, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s in 2007, and we continue to be inspired by the strength Carol shows battling the disease.
Part of the Needham Bank Race series, Jog Your Memory always keeps Alzheimer’s disease and hope for a cure at the forefront. In addition to funding research through CureAlz (our Wellesley-based partner), JYM added a Caregiver Grant in 2016, giving families dealing with the disease access to geriatric consultation, respite care and temporary financial relief from lost incomes while caring for their loved ones. Today 80 percent of the event’s proceeds are directed to CureAlz and 20 percent go to supporting caregivers.
With the collective power of our Board of Directors, every year we strive to do better, raise more awareness, and help caregivers and their loved ones.
The JYM Board
Jess, Bob, Dick, Kelsey, Harry, Ryan, Sarah, Kevin, and Paul