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I am so excited to share in this event with you all!! Thank you for all the support as our family walked through this journey in our lives! It is with the help & support of each of you, our loved ones, that we are able to move forward each day!!!

This year will be the seventh year that my family will participate in the Charlotte Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We named our team, Just Keep Swimming, in reference to the movie Finding Nemo. For those of you who have not seen the movie, one of the main characters, Dory, suffers from memory loss. She says, “When life gets you down do you wanna know what you’ve got to do? Just Keep Swimming. Just Keep Swimming.” We wanted our team name to be light and funny since we we're walking for such a heavy cause. 

Many you are aware that my mother, Marie Steed, had Alzheimer's. This disease has devastated my family. This last December we lost my mom to the disease after a long, hard battle. She left behind so many friends and family members. She was a wife of 38 years, a mother, and grandmother to six beautiful girls. Our loss was great.

Dementia has affected so many peoples families that I know. My husband, Joey, and his family have also been affected. His grandma, Jeanne, is suffering from dementia. She has good days and bad days. Luckily, she is in Charlotte and has a lot of support from family. Globally, dementia affects 36 million people. It is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's disease which makes up 50% to 70% of cases.

I'm joining the fight against Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death, by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer's again this fall and I need your support. Together, we can become an unstoppable force against this devastating disease. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Love always XOXO -

Caroline

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We have raised

25000

Our Goal

Just Keep Swimming
of Goal
$11,320 Raised
$25,000.00
45% Achieved

Our Walk

Our Walk
2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Charlotte, NC
Saturday, November 2, 2019

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In Memory of Marie Gail Austin Steed
$1,560
William P Steed
$600
Galen Antle
John & Shirley Cottle
$400
Roger and Anita Metcalf
$350
Dianne Brown
$350
Jackie Creas
$300
Lemonade Stand Sales
$274
Suzanne Steed Bunnell
$250
Facebook Fundraiser
$250
Facebook Fundraiser
$200
Mike Hendrix
$200
Joey & Caroline Cress
$200
Anonymous
Oscar and Jackie Blackwell
$120
Anonymous
$120
Charles Crenshaw
$120
Bob & Jackie McRae
$120
Ellen Young
$120
Gail Windsor
$120
Mary Campbell Stallings
$100
The Callison Family-In Memory of my Nana and Pop
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$100
Rachel Bilskie
The Forth Family
SARJEET PATEL
$100
Cynthia Buck
$100
Anonymous
$100
James S.
$100
Kaye Ackermann, in memory of my mother
$100
Just keep swimming! Rick & Lori Hartley
$100
Mark and Summer Davis
$100
Anonymous
$100
Nikki Young
$100
Anonymous
JOE c HARRIS
$100
Nicole Black
Paul Citro - In honor of my mother
Hank & Mary Wood Stallings
Valorie Songer
$100
Randall and Vicki Ward
$100
Olivia Talley
$100
Brian Barksdale
$100
Tiffany Lakey
$100
Darrin and Lisa Hartness
Tracey Bissell
$100
Nicki and Brian Hill and girls
$100
Facebook Fundraiser
$85
Facebook Fundraiser
$75
Facebook Fundraiser
$75
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In Memory of Marie Gail Austin Steed
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