Amy Grace's Walk Donation Page
Hi Friends - It's that time of year again! As some of you may know, I have the honor of serving on the Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Committee in Nashville. Every year, we raise extraordinary awareness and funds for this mission and last year our walk was ranked 7th in the nation for funds raised!
This organization and its mission are extremely personal to me as this disease has affected both of my parents, Ken and Joan. I know that many of you have been on this journey with me over the past few years, and I thank you for your continued support to help put an end to this progressive disease, that not only takes away memories but lives. If you were fortunate enough to know either of many parents, you know what strong, dedicated, and giving people they were. Alzheimer's disease has taken away their ability to live independently, do things they enjoyed in the past, and sadly, the ability to retain precious memories.
However, this disease is more than just "memory loss". It is a slow, fatal disease that includes hallucinations, decreased or poor judgment, changes in personality, confusion, and eventually the ability to function at all physically. As the disease continues to progress for my mother, she has become more confused and does not comprehend the basic things that we take for granted. She has completely lost track of dates and times. She no longer knows how to use utensils when eating, bath herself, brush her teeth, turn down the volume on the tv (let alone use a remote to turn it on), or write. She struggles with vocabulary and word-finding, so she stays quiet most of the time. She still recognizes me and knows my name, but only if I provide her with verbal cues to choose my name out of a few options.
Also, Alzheimer's is NOT just a disease of old age and it is NOT a normal part of aging. This disease does not discriminate. The youngest person ever diagnosed was 27 years old.
Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. So I walk to help make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's Disease and related dementia by raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer's research, care, and support.
I hope you will join me on walk day and/or make a donation to this worthy cause. Help make this a world without Alzheimer's.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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