is participating to honor:
My mom & all those facing it
I'm participating in The Longest Day to show my love for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, especially my wonderful mom. Many of you have followed my journey with my mom on facebook and know all of the heartache, sadness, and stress this has put on her and our family. My heart breaks a little more everytime I see her. I know that she is declining more and more each day and there is NOTHING anyone can do for her as there is no treatment, no cure, and nothing to slow it down. Never did I think we would reverse roles and I become the mom; but I am glad she has me to advocate for her. I know many of you are also dealing with or have lost someone to this disease so today I ask you will join me in taking a stand to say NO MORE to this awful disease.
I am asking my friends and family to support me my effort to end Alzheimer's disease by donating $10 for a purple glow stick in honor or memory of a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another related dementia. When donating please indicate the name of the person you want me to write on the glow stick and I will be certain they are on it. If you don't have a direct connection I would be honored if you would use my mom, or simply note for all of those affected.
Our chapter team, the Memory Gardeners will be hosting a special Remembrance Ceremony at the Alzheimer's Association Memory Garden in Smale park on June 21 - the longest day. These glow sticks will be a very special part of the ceremony. We encourage everyone to come down for some give-a-ways, snacks and to be a part of the ceremony at dusk. More details to come.
All funds will help raise awareness and advance the local care, support and national/international research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
A Few Facts about Alzheimer's that you may not know.
• Every 67 seconds someone in the US develops the disease
• It is the 6th leading cause of death and the ONLY disease in the top 10 in America that CANNOT BE PREVENTED, CURED OR EVEN SLOWED DOWN
• It is not just something that happens with age- of the 5 Million Americans living with the disease 4% (200,000) are age 65 and under. 16% are 65- 74 and 44% are 75-84.
HOWEVER TOGETHER, we can show those facing Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers that they are not alone. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research toward the FIRST SURVIVOR OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE and provide care and support to those facing the disease today!
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Love you all,
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