Mayo employee to run New York City Marathon in support of FTD research
Next month, a member of the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) staff will run the New York City Marathon in support of FTD Research. Steve Smith, a Senior Program Coordinator at the ADRC, will toe the start line as a member of the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration team, raising money for FTD research.
“I have worked in Dementia research since 2017 and I have seen the impact FTD has on patients and their families," shared Steve. "During the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our research operations shutdown for the safety of our patients. I thought of how the shutdown would impact our patients and families and I began looking for a way to contribute to dementia research while our research operations were paused. I partnered with AFTD to run the New York City Marathon. Since then, our fundraising team has raised over $30,000 for AFTD."
If you are interested in contributing to Steve’s fundraiser you can visit his page. If you are interested in following Steve and the rest of the AFTD team’s journey through the five boroughs, download the NYC marathon tracker app.