The Earle & Jean Bruce Alzheimer’s Research Fund in Neurology at The Ohio State University
Former Ohio State University Football Coach Earle Bruce has long been committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Earle’s own father passed away of the disease in 1986. Earle watched a strong yet gentle man deteriorate over a period of many years. Then, in 1996, Earle’s sister was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She passed away in February of 2008. Now Earle’s oldest sister is struggling with the disease, so the quest to find a cure continues!
When Earle had the opportunity to start The Earle & Jean Bruce Alzheimer’s Research Fund in Neurology at the alma mater he has loved since a college player, he jumped at the chance. With the help of the fraternal order of the Eagles initial donation, Earle has committed all of his fundraising efforts to this worthy cause. Through the Beat Michigan Tailgate, the Athletes Against Alzheimer’s Radiothon and other events and speeches, Earle has raised over 1 million dollars toward research.
This year the Beat Michigan Tailgate will join forces to help support the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer. Having been like a father to Coach Urban Meyer for years, and knowing that both of his parents passed away from cancer, it is only natural that Earle would want to support The Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. The Buckeye Cruise is celebrating their 10th Anniversary in 2017 and will set sail on Saturday, February 25th – Thursday March 2nd.