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Barb and Tim Advocating in Washington D.C.

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Team Gibbon is the name of a group of people from the Gibbon, MN area that are helping to make a difference in various charity and research organizations.  A Gibbon native, Barb, has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  We will walk to help find a cure, support the warriors fighting the battle, assist the caregivers and in memory for those lost.

This is Barb's story -

In Fall of 2014, my children noticed things were not right with me.  We made the decision to bring these instances to a doctor's attention.  My regular family doctor decided to look into the medications I was taking and make changes.  We didn't see a change in behavior or memory, so it led to visiting other doctors and more extensive tests beginning in March of 2015.  After seeing numerous doctors, psychiatrists and specialists, we were able to have multiple tests done that related to the function of your brain.

In July of 2015, my neurologist felt I was unable to perform my normal work duties at 3M, which I had been employed at for 27 years.  He did not allow me to go back to work from that point on.  At this point we still did not have a diagnosis, but continued to search.

On December 9, 2015,  at the age of 57, my life changed (!  I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's disease.  I am still unable to work so we try to find things to fulfill my time.  I have "good days" and I have "not so good days."  I have to remember though that some days can be very frustrating, but these 'not so good" days may be considered as "good days" in the future.  I am very fortunate to have my husband, father, siblings, children and my grandchildren close by.  I have a passion for life and I live every day for my family.  I want to continue to make memories with my grandchildren.  They are truly my pride and joy.

Join us to reclaim the future for millions! Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.

 

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Our Goal

Team Progress
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$13,423 Raised
$4,000.00
336% Achieved

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Our Walk
2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Mankato, MN
Saturday, September 8, 2018

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Twins Raffle
$1,380
Bingo Event
$1,293
Quilt Raffle
$1,000
In Memory of Kathy Taralseth
$1,000
Silent Auction
$582
Concessions
$580
Friday/Saturday Concessions
$578
Silent Auction
$547
Silent Auction
$475
Silent Auction
$410
Pancake Breakfast
$407
Silent Auction
$302
Twins Raffle
$250
Candy Sales
$245
Soup Lunch
$245
Concession Stand
$234
BWW Fundraiser
$203
Candy Bar Sales
$200
Silent Auction
$200
Harvest Lunch
$180
Concessions
$150
Jessica Domeier
$150
Softball Concessions
$145
Tumbler Fundraiser
$110
Silent Auction
$100
Misc. Donation
$100
Silent Auction
$100
In Loving Memory of Orville Saxton
$100
Nathan Lauwagie
$100
Silent Auction
$95
Silent Auction
$90
Minnwest Jeans Fundraiser
$75
Silent Auction
$60
Silent Auction
$57
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D's Pit Stop
$50
Silent Auction
$50
Pancake Breakfast
$50
Pancake Breakfast
$50
Twins Raffle
$50
Silent Auction
$50
Pancake Breakfast
$50
Silent Auction
$50
Pancake Breakfast
$40
Silent Auction
$37
Silent Auction
$34
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$33
Pancake Breakfast
$30
Pancake Breakfast
$30
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Twins Raffle
Bingo Event
Quilt Raffle
In Memory of Kathy Taralseth
Silent Auction

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