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Southbury Man Running Boston Marathon in Support of Alzheimer's Research

Southbury's Daniel Capodicci will join 48 other runners on the Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter team.

Daniel Capodicci. Contributed Photo
Daniel Capodicci. Contributed Photo
Daniel Capodicci of Southbury is participating is the 2014 Boston Marathon as part of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter’s team, RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer’s.  

Capodicci will join other team members on April 21 as they run 26.2 miles to raise money for Alzheimer’s research, care and support. This will be Capodicci’s first marathon run with the team.

“We are grateful to Daniel for the commitment he’s made to run Boston on our behalf,” said Jim Wessler, president/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. “Like all the members of our team, he has spent months getting ready for the big day. Our team cares deeply about this cause.”

Capodicci and team members began training in January during what has been one of the coldest winters on record. But snow and cold of those winter months have not deterred him.

The RUN TRI RIDE to End Alzheimer’s team comprises 48 marathoners in the 118th Boston Marathon as well as coach and volunteers who support the practice runs. Like many teams this year, some members ran last year and were unable to complete their run because of the bombings. They are looking forward to crossing the finish line, Wessler said.

More than 5 million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer’s. Every 67 seconds, someone develops the fatal brain disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. While age is the greater risk factor, a more rare variant called “younger-onset” can strike someone in their 40s.

Based off a release from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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