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Throwing for a Cure
Playing to end Alzheimer's
On May 6th,Huskies Disc Golf Club from Edmond North High School will be running a disc golf tournament at Mitch Park to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. We chose this charity because several of our members have loved ones who are affected by this terrible disease. My father was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s seven years ago. He was 50 years old. My younger sister and I were in elementary school, my older brother was a freshman in high school and my mother had been a stay at home mom for 16 years. Our lives were turned upside down in every way with this devastating diagnosis. It is heartbreaking to watch your father loose the career he had worked so hard to establish, loose his ability to drive and to bake his famous chocolate chip cookies for his family, and no longer be able to play the game of golf he loved. In the beginning, these losses among many others were overwhelming. However, they now pale in comparison to watching my Dad loose the ability to process his most basic thoughts and effectively communicate. At age 17, I never anticipated needing to “parent” my parent. A cure must be found so that no other individuals and families have to endure this devastating disease. This tournament allows me and others to combine our passion for disc golf and to help raise funds for Alzheimer’s research into the same event.I hope you will consider supporting this worthy cause and help put an end to Alzheimer’s.
If you can’t attend but would like to make a donation to sponsor a hole or a donation in honor or memory of someone with Alzheimer’s, we will place a flower by a disc golf basket in their honor with a donation of any amount. Please write in the comments section the name of the person you are honoring.
Thank you foryour support! Together we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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