Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease

Run4Papa Goes to Brazil

Jason Boschan, CNADC fundraiser extraordinaire, has just launched his most recent campaign for 2014 and beyond. Jason is on his way to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to run the Rio Marathon to raise awareness for dementia on a global stage during the month of the FIFA World Cup.

In February of 2011, Jason came to the CNADC at Northwestern University, with the idea of raising funds for a unique type of dementia called primary progressive aphasia (PPA). His grandfather, Dr. Louis Heyman, had been recently diagnosed with PPA and Jason was determined to do something to help honor his grandfather. Jason started with a modest goal of running one marathon and raising $10,000 for research at CNADC. Now in the third year of the campaign, he will be running his fifth marathon on a fourth continent and he has raised over $109,000. 

Please check out Jason’s recently finished campaign video completed with the help of imigPro to launch this campaign for 2014. The funds raised during this year’s campaign will help support state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques that will allow researchers to detect potential causes of dementia while people are alive. Detection of biomarkers of the disease will hopefully help researchers develop drugs that can effectively fight the disease.    

Highlights of the Run4Papa Campaign

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All donations for the Run4Papa campaign go directly to the Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Northwestern University. To donate to the cause, please visit: and choose the fund PPA Research and Education (Run4Papa).

Run4Papa in the Media

Alzheimer's Fundraiser for Northwestern Shares His Boston Marathon Experience - Spring/Summer 2013

Running the Great Wall of China for the CNADC - February 2012

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