We are walking for DeeDee, Mark's Mom and my mother in law, who lost the struggle with Alzheimers disease last year. She was a formidable force in her life. An olympic skater who gave it up to raise five children, mostly on her own. She knitted, crocheted, quilted, sailed and traveled, doing all of them well. Still her mind was impacted by this dreadful disease. So we walk for DeeDee and for all those people and all those families who have been and will be affected by this illness.