tara's Walk Donation Page
I am walking in honor of my father, my hero, TK Warfield, and the millions of families that are affected by Alzheimer's every day. Last year was the first time that I participated in the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" and what an experience! The encouragement and optimism that came from that day, will remain with me forever. So many people came together to support such an important cause and it touched my heart that so many friends, family, colleagues, and even strangers supported my efforts. I am back at it again this year and have increased both my personal and team goals. My team, "Memories in the Making," ended up being one of the top Las Vegas teams last year!!
A little background on what started this for me...
2016- My dad has spent the last few years trying to figure out what was "wrong" with him. He knew something wasn't right and insisted on having further testing until an answer was reached. In October, I received a call from him, telling me his diagnosis of Alzheimer's. That phone call, that moment, changed everything. Now, he has dedicated himself to a strict diet and exercise routine, in hopes of stabilizing his condition. However, as of now, there is no cure. I used to think this disease only affected the elderly; That it was a part of "growing old" for most. Now dealing with this face-to-face, I realize how wrong I was. Alzheimer's affects the young, the old, children, parents, husbands, wives, men, and women in so many ways. It does not discriminate. Dealing with Alzheimer's can be unpredictable, lonely, scary, and frustrating, but I know in my heart that a cure is out there. There IS something we can do! We are on the cutting edge of research...we just have to continue believing, supporting, and praying that this disease will be conquered.
Please help me in reaching my personal goal to donate towards Alzheimer's research. In addition, if you would like to join our team on "race day", PLEASE come out and support! I would love to have a team surrounding us as we walk for my dad.
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.
Let's make a difference!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3
Tara-- Team name: "Memories in the Making"
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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