Corinne's Walk Donation Page
I have beenvolunteering at the Monarch Center for about a year and a half. I started volunteering with my school, but asthe school year ended I realized that I wanted to continue, so during thesummer I volunteered at least once a week for at least five hours at atime. Towards the middle of the summerthe Monarch Center's activities director asked if I wanted to join their teamfor the Walk to End Alzheimer's and of course I said yes. Once the school year started back up Icontinued to volunteer on early releases, teacher workshops, and overvacations. Over vacations I volunteeredat least twice if not more. As I amvolunteering it breaks my heart to see the residents get worst over time, andthere is nothing we can do except try to raise awareness and donations to tryto find a way to get elders cured from Alzheimer's. I am not related to a resident at the MonarchCenter, but I have gotten to know them, and it makes me feel good to help themand keep them entertained with activities. This will be my second year doing this walk with the Monarch Center andI am excited to be part of this amazing group. No matter the size of the donation I can't say thank you enough. I have seen residents have family visit themand they don't remember them and it breaks my heart. I also know some of the residents that thinkI am their daughter, and I don't say anything because they are happy thinkingthat. Not many but some of the residentsalso don't have family that visits them, and I know this because when we havecelebrations some of them don't have family members that come. I have heard that some families brought theirrelative, paid, and got them all set then never came back to visit. The families that don't visit their relativesis partly because they can't handle a loved one having Alzheimer's, and theresidents that have families that visit them barely have little ones or kidswith them because of Alzheimer's.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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