I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support. The sad part is that this debilitating disease is becoming more prevalant and there is no treatment to change the course or to cure the disease. Today, there are no Alzheimer's survivors.
This is my thirteenth year of participation, and eleventh year of walking in memory of my parents, Paul and Margaret Perdue.
My mom and dad spent the last five years of their lives battling dementia. It hurt so much to witness the mental, physical and emotional decline in both of them as the disease progressed. It was a profound journey for me and my siblings to care for them, but we were blessed to have the time and strength to cope and to share the challenges of the disease with them. It didn't seem fair for mom and dad to spend the last years of their lives not knowing their children, grandchildren, friends and more importantly each other after 71 years of marriage ... but, then, it's not fair for anyone to have to live with this devastating disease. MY PASSIONATE MEMORIES ENDURE ... SO I WALK FOR A CURE! Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I have a strong conviction and sense of urgency to do my part to fight this disease, but I need the help of other people. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. Whatever amount you can contribute will be greatly appreciated. Make your secure, tax-deductible online donation now. On behalf of the millions of Americans who are living with this fatal, degenerative disease, thank you for supporting my efforts and joining the fight for a future free from this disease! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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