WOW.,,Last years walk was amazing!! We, as a Team were able to donate almost $ 3000.00 . Wouldn't it be awesome to be able to double that!
We've changed the Team name this year IMAGINE...BELIEVE...ACHIEVE
IMAGINE a world without Alzheimer's...BELIEVE it can happen! and know that TOGETHER it CAN be achieved!
For those that think that Alzheimer's is an " Old Peoples" disease, think again!!
or.. that THEY will never be effected by it, Think again! 5.7 MILLION Americans are living with Alzheimer's.... EVERY 65 seconds someone gets diagnosed. Will it be you? Your mom? Your Grandmother? , a favorite aunt,or uncle , a neighbor, a sister or brother?
Will you be charged with being a caretaker? For me, I was affected by my grandmother, a beautiful, smart, funny loving , vivacious and sometimes onery woman who was struck with Sundowners/ Dementia. It took everything away from her..and affected ALL who loved her and watched the last years of her life , her life as she had always known it die. No longer could she greet us at the door with the house smelling of her famous lemon cake. No longer could she sit smiling , and worrying about us at the family table on Holidays or make those weekly calls making sure your ok. , No longer could she even enjoy the sounds and smells from her beautiful Beach Front condo.
Now, someone I love and have know nearly my whole life suffers from Alzheimers. It's a struggle JUST to remember to eat, to take meds, to get dressed or showered. It's also VERY hard on her caretaker who loves her so much and will do anything for her., even give up doing the things they want in their later years, spending time with his friends, doing things they've always loved to do, to take care of the one they loves who suffers.. This person is truly amazing and if only we were ALL this blessed enough in a time of need, .but many don't have someone so dedicated and willing to give up their life for the caretaking of anothers . .Alzheimer's should and CAN be beat! so ....
PLEASE.... consider joining our Team. IMAGINE ( a world without Alzheimers), BELIEVE ( it CAN happen) ACHIEVE( TOGETHER we will be a part of the first survivors story!) and help us to support finding the first SURVIVOR and changing many lives.
TEAM IBA Team # 535230
Please set OCT 5th aside to walk to raise awareness and join our team IMAGINE...BELIEVE..ACHEIVE.. to raise funds. Your money does not only go to research but support, awareness, hotlines, therapists ( Free of charge) and so much more! ONLY 6% gets spent on Administrative Costs, Please, click on the link below and join our team.
http://act.alz.org/goto/IBAteam YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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