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2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Ames, IA

Our Inspiration to Walk to End Alzheimer's
Our Inspiration to Walk to End Alzheimer's

TEAM: Walkin' For Mom


My Mother, Patricia A. Darrah, for whom the team was originally formed to honor passed away from Alzheimer's Disease January 2012 - her journey is over and she is finally at peace. Our team is more determined than ever to fight this horrible disease.

Since 2010, TEAM: Walkin' For Mom has raised $60,828.83 to fight Alzheimer's Disease. This team believes that the END OF ALZHEIMER'S STARTS WITH US - we hope you believe that too!

This year we re also introducing you to Katie (another very good reason we walk) – She has a very special place in the heart of one of our team members – she is Dani’s Grandma.  Katie also has a very unique birthday and favorite number... She was the 3rd child, born on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of 1933 at 3:33...needless to say her favorite number is 3!  We are asking for donations of any size, but in honor of Katie this year please consider donating an amount with a “3” in it.  ($3, $33, $300,etc.)


Please help us fight this disease by attending one of our fundraisers or pledging your support through a gift to one of our dedicated team members.

We appreciate your help very much - we take that gift very personally and every penny counts to help find treatments and a cure of this disease that affects more than 5.4 million people in the United States today - and 69,000 Iowa residents.

Not only does this disease affect millions of people who have the disease, but it also directly affects the family and friends of those afflicted with the disease. Alzheimer's is called the "Long Goodbye" and I can tell you first hand, that is true. I watched my mother progressively deteriorate over 13 long years. It was a horrible experience for both her and for her family and friends. No one deserves to have that sort of long, torturous death - NOBODY.

Thank you for your consideration to our cause - for more information, please call the Alzheimer's Association or visit their website -

Knowledge is power in dealing with this disease.

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