Any disease, especially Alzheimer's disease, is devastating for families and friends. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is an impactful event raising awareness of the tremendous hardship everyone faces on the Alzheimer's journey, as well as much needed funds for Alzheimer's Association's quest to support research to end Alzheimer's.
Neal Goodwin has been a volunteer for SAGE Raleigh for some time and appropriates the excellent and dedicated work they do for the LGBT Community. He understands the importance and fun of walking as a group; moreover understands the health benefits; he had a quintuple heart bypass in 2011 and suffers with peripheral nephropathy so is very motivated to walk.
Among the many things he does for SAGE, Neal organizes the Wed & Sun "Walk N Talk" group, and in 2018, he captained the SAGE Raleigh Walk to End Alzheimer's team. A "determined band" of 17 walked together, and raised $5,000! What an incredible milestone and impact!
This year, Neal has teamed up with Sanjay Das to lead the SAGE Raleigh team.
Sanjay's grandmother raised him from the day he was born. A wonderful composer, singer & musician, she also established a women's cooperative, and a school for under-privileged children in a remote town in the Himalayas. She is now 96, bedridden for 12+ years and has early stages of dementia. Sanjay runs an agency as a tribute to her, and works in the Dementia/Alzheimer's space, focused on creating certainty and hope. His participation in Team SAGE Raleigh is to help broaden that impact.
A warm thank you to you for participating in SAGE Raleigh's efforts in the fight against Alzheimer's!
SAGE Raleigh Mission: SAGE Raleigh addresses issues of aging in the diverse population of the LGBTQ community by improving the quality of life through advocacy, education, and promotion of social interaction.
SAGE Raleigh Vision: To increase awareness of and participation in SAGE Raleigh and to be the premiere resource for service providers and for advocacy, education, and social inclusion to benefit LGBTQ seniors in central North Carolina.
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