Mary's Walk Donation Page
My husband Dave is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease. This wonderful man, extraordinary teacher, father of four and grandfather of 15, is wheel chair bound, cannot communicate or feed himself, yet still smiles and laughs at people he knows. I spend several hours a day in the memory care facility with him and have seen, in a way I never wanted to, the devastation of this disease on those afflicted and their families.
Over five million Americans currently have this disease.The number is expected to grow to 16 million by 2050 and threatens to bankrupt both medicare and medicaid. Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death and the only leading cause of death that has no treatment or no cure. We need to find a cure! And we need more help for the families of those afflicted with the disease.
I know many good causes are clamoring for our support but this one eventually will affect all of us. Please join me in the fight to defeat this horrible disease.
Making a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association will advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide. Thank you for joining the movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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