2019 will be my 19th or most likely 20th year of walking to make a difference in the fight to END Alzheimer's. Over those years I have surpassed a total of $200,000 in support from all of you, family, clients and friends!! The cause is still as urgent as ever and it is gratifying to have seen the amount of participants and dollars donated each year grow so much over the years. The goal is to find a cure, soon. To that end many different research studies have to be funded and in the meantime, many families need support and education as well.
I'm walking because I know that about half of the claims for Long Term Care insurance benefits (which was my specialty for 20 years, but I only still write Medicare Supplements now) are due to Alzheimer's or other dementias and they tend to be, on average, the longest claims. I have also personally seen the difficulties Alzheimer's Disease and other dementias cause, not only to the patients themselves, but to their families.
I AM PLEDGING to contribute $50 FOR EVERY $950 I RECEIVE in support of my Walk and have started with a donation of $500.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I am asking for your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide. The Alzheimer's Association is the biggest private funder of research to find better medications and ultimately a way to prevent the disease. We need a cure and prevention!!!
Thank you so much for for supporting my Walk. THE END OF ALZHEIMER"S DISEASE STARTS WITH US!
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