My sweet niece, Alicia, expressed best the reason we walk. This is what she wrote:
"Nana and I have a special bond; we always have. We have been inseparable since I was nine weeks old, While my mom was at work, I would stay at Nana's home where we did all sorts of fun things together, such as working on puzzles, cooking crepes, and painting my nails - just to name a few. Our treasured activities came to an end when Nana was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in August of 2017. At that time, I had no idea what that would mean for us. Among other lost functions, Nana stopped walking in May of this year, and has not walked since. She was unable to attend my eighth grade graduation for this reason, which shattered my heart. I cry thinking that Nana might one day not remember me. I do not wish for this pain to be inflicted on my loved ones or the loved ones of others in the future.
With your help, we can find the cure for Alzheimer’s before it affects the next generation. Your generous contribution - whatever it may be - will give hope in a place where there is very little, to not only my family, but to millions of other families as well. Thank you."
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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