Walk to Remember
Walk to Remember
My Grandma was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago and this year I will be walking for her. While she may be small she is one of the strongest women I have ever met and used to walk for hours! This year I will be completing a few "Memory Walks" in her honor. Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that affects too many individuals and families every year but together we can help #ENDALZ
My first Memory Walk took place on 4/23/16 and turned out to be 45 miles! My roommate and I walked from Vienna, Austria along the Danube River to Bratislava, Slovakia completing the trek in 29 hours! This walk stretches the distance between the two closest national capitals in the world. What started off as a joke has become the catalyst for a year of Memory Walks. A HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED US AND ALL THE DONATIONS! The encouragement made the most difficult moments worth it!
Thanks to my incredible family and friends I have had the chance to gain a lifetime's worth of memories this semester and these walks are to honor those and the memories lost at the hand of Alzheimer's.
On June 20, I'm participating in The Longest Day, an event to honor the strength, passion and endurance of those facing Alzheimer's disease. From sunrise to sunset, my team will complete an activity of our choosing to raise awareness and funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Today, over 35 million people across the world are living with Alzheimer's, including more than 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, more than 15 million caregivers generously dedicate themselves to those with Alzheimer's and dementia. And these numbers will only continue to rise unless we take action.
Together, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease they are not alone. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research and provide care and support to those facing the disease today.