Rube hasn't been officially diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but he is suffering from a progressive dementia. Despite what he is going through, he is always quick with a smile and huge laugh. I love him and I wish so much that I could do more than this for him.
Rube has been one of my mom's best friends ever since their days working at the post office together. I can't rememer a time in my life without Rube. I remember him driving around town in a colorful Tracker that I really wanted to drive when I grew up. As a kid, and as an adult, Rube made me feel like I was smart, brave, beautiful, funny, and kind. That message helped give me the strength to face up to my challenges and helped me grow up to be who I am today. Every kid needs a voice like that in their life.
Please support my participation in RivALZ, a flag football game and fundraising competition to help end Alzheimer’s. Your donation will advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Thank you for helping us tackle this disease – win or lose, our true goal is a world without Alzheimer’s!
To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.