I'm participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® to remember and celebrate my dad, and because I'm committed to raising awareness and funds in the fight against the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Right now, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and over 15 million more are faced with the financial and emotional challenges of caring for a loved one with the disease. And these numbers are only rising. As the baby boomers age, 10 million individuals in this generation are expected to develop Alzheimer’s.
Currently, there are NO survivors of Alzheimer’s disease. NO way to slow, stop, treat or cure. This devastating and debilitating disease is the ultimate thief — of memories, of independence, of time and ultimately, of life.
The Alzheimer’s Association®, the world’s leading voluntary organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support, is dedicated to finding methods of prevention, treatment and eventually, a cure for the disease. Money raised through the Walk supports the Alzheimer’s Association, which provides consultation, information and referral, and support programs to our community.
Since his death in 2016, I walk each year to celebrate his life and the happy, healthy and cherished memories. I also walk to honor all those who are living with the disease and their caregivers, who work tirelessly every day to provide support and comfort, too often at the expense of their own. This first survivor is out there, and the Alzheimer's Association needs our help to advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
I know that we all have a limited number of worthy causes that we can support throughout the year, and I appreciate what you already do for causes near and dear to your heart. Thank you taking the time to consider mine.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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