Upon receiving the news of Dad's diagnosis and trying to grasp what this meant for my dad, my family, and our future I looked for resources to help me understand the disease and what was to come and resources to help me cope with the loss, grief, and anger I felt. I found the Alzheimer's Association and the wealth of information and stories from other people going through the same thing we were going through. It helped to hear stories from other family members that were also going through similar experiences to know that my family was not alone in this struggle. This is what the Alzheimer's Association means to me. They offer strength within the stories of the amazing caregivers and families dealing with this disease and they also offer hope that a cure will one day be discovered.
I'm walking because I believe there can be future without Alzheimer's. I believe in the power of modern medicine and the power of science. And even more than that, I believe in the strength of love and the power that develops when people come together to fight against a common evil. I walk to be inspired and to inspire others to keep going through the hard times.
I've decided to take the helplessness that this disease has thrust upon me and turn it into action. I need your help and support. A cure is not possible without the funding to back it. I would be honored and grateful to receive a donation from you to help create a world without Alzheimer's. Even better than a donation would be your support and company walking in this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's. I would love to walk with my friends and family to show my dad how much he is loved. Your participation in this event means more than you could know. So join us in this fight and let's walk together to END ALZ!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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