Resident's Run Across New Hampshire Supports Alzheimer's Research
Trish Reske is part of a 12-member team participating in Reach the Beach, the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts-New Hampshire chapter's Run for the Memory.
Westborough's Trish Reske will run 14 miles total between today and Saturday.
Her mother inspires her.
Reske is on a 12-member relay team participating in Reach the Beach, the Alzheimer’s Association Massachusetts-New Hampshire chapter's Run for the Memory, a 200-mile trek from Cannon Mountain, N.H. to Hampton Beach, N.H.
Reske says she'll run 14 miles total: 7.23 miles, then 4.33 miles and then 2.43 miles.
Reske says her mother died of Alzheimer's Disease four years ago. And when Run participants "start telling our stories, we empathize with each other," she says.
The Run provides "the opportunity for people who have lost loved ones to any terminal illness to feel like we can do something productive," says Reske, who says she has been involved with the Alzheimer's Association's Massachusetts-New Hampshire chapter for a number of years.
Reske says she has been on the chapter's Boston Marathon team in recent years. Some members heard about the New Hampshire event "and decided to go up there," she says.
Team members each run sections of the 200 miles, passing off a wristband to the next runner, she explains.
"You're running 200 miles in 24 hours," says Reske, who recently registered for her 10th consecutive Boston Marathon.
"You're running through the back woods of New Hampshire."
Hope is in the air.
"There's a lot of promising research in terms of Alzheimer's," says Reske, whose event page is here.
"I think it is one of the diseases that can be eradicated in our lifetime."