Cindy's Walk Donation Page
This year I'm walking in honor of my husband, Don, we've been married 48 years and our journey began, unknowingly in 2007; and, I'm walking in memory of Jim Hargrove, a former NFL player with the Minnesota Vikings. Jim is the husband of my Caregiver Support Group friend, Cherry Hargrove. Cherry shared much of Jim's journey at our monthly meetings, and I, for one, am appreciative of her openness and sharing of Jim's journey.
Our journey began In 2007 when I noticed small changes with Don's memory. Asking our daughters, Carin and Melisa, both married and living away from home if they've noticed any changes. "No" they'd say, it's just Dad being Dad. It wasn't until he returned from a "guy ski trip" in 2010 that my worst fears were confirmed by a dear friend. Our first Doctor's visit and diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment, with the Doctor indicating he'd never go into Alzheimer's. A sigh of relief, we can handle short term memory loss, can't we? Then, in 2014 more tests indicated more than short term memory loss. Having difficulty with a new diagnosis I sought a second opinion from a Doctor known for his expertise in Alzheimer's. After a PETscan of the brain I then received a telephone call from the Doctor with a diagnosis of "very, very Alzheimer's".
That day, and diagnosis, brings us to today and why I walk, and fund raise, I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I need your support to do my part! Your support, both monetarily, becoming aware yourself, and supporting Don and our family on this journey is greatly appreciated. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association 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.
Your donation may be made online, or print the "mail in donation" form from my page if that's your preference! Thank you for your continued love, support and contribution.
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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