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In 2012, my husband, Michael Folio, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. We have made great progress since Michael's diagnosis and have incorporated a "new normal" lifestyle with programs, strategies and processes that help us succeed in our day-to-day lives. Michael enjoys exercise, tennis, paddle, golf, music wellness, and socializing with friends as well as Oliver and Baxter, our two emotional support animals. No matter what changes occur we never give up hope and we continue to find ways to preserve and enjoy our time together.

In July 2017, Michael turned 61. He still smiles every day and shows off those baby blue eyes. We continue to build our platform as advocates for Alzheimer's, especially with the publication of our book, The 24-Hour Rule: Living with Alzheimer's is out and available on Amazon.

Since my retirement three years ago, we've focused on becoming more actively involved with the Alzheimer's organization and continue to build awareness in order to fight this devastating disease. For the third in a row, I am a Co-Chair for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Campaigning about Alzheimer's and the impact it can have not only on the individual suffering but also on the family living with the illness is extremely important. I continue to believe "knowledge is power" and, in the case of Alzheimer's, it can also bring understanding and peace.

MIchael and I are asking for your support by participating in the 2018-Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together, we can become an unstoppable force against this devastating disease. Please help by joining our Team Levin Folio on Saturday, September 15, 2018, Gallery Park, Patriot Boulevard and Navy Boulevard @ 8;30 am in Glenview, IL (or donate on this page). Please join us and participate with Michael and me in our walk against Alzheimer's. This will be our fifth annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" and we will continue to make this a memorable event. Your support of the Walk to End Alzheimer's will help the Alzheimer's Association to enhance the Alzheimer's care and support and advance critical research for all those affected by this horrible illness. Help us reach our $25,000 goal by making a donation to our fundraising page.

Together, we can make a difference! Please go to WWW.ALZ.ORG, select the tab Walks and visit Team Levin Folio; and/or register for the walk with us and/or donate today!

Thank you for being part of our life, sharing both the good and bad times. Michael and I are beating this illness and will continue to live a wonderful and long, happy life together filled with incredible memories shared with family and friends!

Al the best,

Cheryl and Michael

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Our Goal

Team Progress
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$24,714 Raised
$25,000.00
99% Achieved

Our Walk

Our Walk
Walk to End Alzheimer's - North Shore
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Top Donors

Team Honor Roll
Nina Matis and Alan Gosule in memory of Michael and support of Cheryl
Nancy Harris
$2,000
"In Memory of Michael Folio"
$2,000
Home Depot
$1,000
"In Memory of Michael Folio"
$1,000
Facebook Donations
$1,000
Flora Folio
$1,000
Michelle & Donald Panovich
$1,000
John and Michelle McKay
In honor of Michael Folio
$1,000
Dean Klassman
$500
carol tome
$500
laferle mike
$500
Anonymous
$500
andrea saewitz
$500
Arthur & Angie Blank
$500
"in memory of Michael" O'Meara Brown Publications DBA Lakeland Boating COMPANY
$300
Gil and Betsy Fitzgerald - In Memory of Michael Folio
Terri & Michael Lipsitz - In Memory of Michael Folio
Cindy and Warren Baker
$250
Jeffrey and Jamie Annenberg
$250
Avril Klaff
$250
Food Truck Thursdays Fundraiser "In Memory of Michael Folio"
$205
Jacquie Lewis
$200
The Shopping Center Group in memory of Mike Folio
Ira Kornblatt & Family in memory of Michael Folio
$200
M Cathy Atkins
$200
Scott and Susan Goldman in memory of Michael Folio
$200
Michele Dodd and Matt Donath in memory of Michael and in honor of Michael and Cheryl's love
$180
Toni Ponti
DEBBIE& Bob Dileonardi
$150
Dr. Linda Sue Randall
$150
The Violante Family - In Memory of Michael
$150
Steve Qualkinbush in memory of Michael
$120
Stephen and Danielle Lam in loving memory of Mike.
Brian & Ellen Gordon, In Memory of Michael Folio
Leslie & Mark Beck, Linda Scarlatelli in memory of Michael Ross Folio
$120
Bob and Bonnie Van Bochove in Memory of Michael
$120
Michigan Scarlatelli family - in honor of cousin Michael Ross
$100
In memory of Michael
$100
In Memory of Cousin Michael, The Pietropinto family
$100
Brodell Family
$100
Monica M. Bassett, in memory of Michael Folio
$100
Shannon and Lisa Payne - In Memory of Michael Folio
$100
Jill and Mendy Pozin
$100
Carol Barron
$100
Michelle & Michael Kosner
Liz Meyers and family
$100
Jen and Larry Elbaum
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Recent Donors
Nina Matis and Alan Gosule in memory of Michael and support of Cheryl
Nancy Harris
"In Memory of Michael Folio"
Home Depot
"In Memory of Michael Folio"

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