I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the 2019 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care, and support. I do various walks, runs, and volunteer work each year but this is one charity I hold dear to my heart.
My grandma Tracy was a very strong, active woman. She worked hard on the family farm while raising a family of 4. After "retiring" from farm life she and my grandpa moved "to town" and she continued to drive school bus, sing in the church choir, and organized the church's luncheons while many others enjoyed retirement. Did I mention she baked the best chocolate chip cookies and homemade bread ever?! This horrible disease slowly took away the person I knew, and we lost her to Alzheimer's in 2009.
If you have ever been close to anyone with Alzheimer's, you know how sad it can be to interact with someone that doesn't recognize you any more. If you haven't been personally affected by this disease, consider yourself lucky. But just imagine what it would be like to have your grandparent, parent, sibling, spouse, close family member or friend not know who you are and not be able to talk about the life experiences you've shared.
This is a devastating disease that affects more than 5.8 million people in America alone. Of all the charity work I participate in, I don't often reach out past family and close friends for donations; however, this is one I will "go the extra mile". No donation is too small, so anything you can contribute will go a long way. Your donation will go towards Alzheimer's disease care, support and research. If you cannot donate, please consider joining us on the walk!
Thank you! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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