Jared's Walk Donation Page
That photo in the tutu? That's all the entertainment I have for you this year. No trips to Golden Corral or Olive Garden. No head shaving. No humiliate me for the cause. Just a photo of an obese man with his tongue hanging out of his mouth wearing a tutu. So, what was happening when this photo was taken?
Registration had just opened at our 2015 event in Syracuse and I was chatting with a colleague. I overheard a walker tell the story that they had been planning to Walk in honor of their loved one, who had Alzheimer's. Their loved one died earlier that week and they decided that they would come to the Walk to pay tribute to her THEN attend her funeral and burial later that morning.
That photo is me looking for my CEO and board president to tell them what was going on. I just happened to be wearing a tutu. It's just one of the hundreds of stories about why people walk each year and it's another reason that I continue to fundraise for the Alzheimer's Association. I could very easily make a personal donation, say that I did my part as an employee and go about my business. I choose to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association not because that family received services from us. It's not because a cure will stop future generations of their (and our) families from being touched by Alzheimer's.
No, I walk because on the day they were saying goodbye to their mother, sister, aunt and grandmother, they chose to walk with us.
Please join me.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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