This will be my 6th Alzheimer's walk this year. I participated in my first Walk To End Alzheimer's in 2015 and have participated every year since then. I decided to participate in this cause to honor the memory of Grandfather, Lloyd Decker, who passed away on December 16, 2013 at the age of 92. He had been suffering from the early stages of Dementia. I loved him more than anything and was "Grandpa's girl". That is why this is such an important cause to me and will always be passionate about it. I will continue to walk in his memory to raise as much money as I can each year. I set a goal every year to raise at least $500 towards this important cause. Every year since I began participating in this event since 2015 I have met my goal every year plus a little more. My goal once again this year for my 6th Walk is to do the same! I also have another reason to walk the last few years. My Grandmother on my mom's side passed away September 2016 from Alzheimer's. I will continue to honor both their memories and try to raise as much money and awareness as I can for this cause.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
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