Moms are such amazing people. I was blessed with a Mom who was my rock, who loved and nurtured my six siblings & I... She was a wise, loving, amazing person. She was selfless and put family first. She had a wonderful sense of humor. She had a sense of adventure. Her first attempt at snow skiing in her 70s? Got her passport & did some traveling with me. She also traveled with my Aunt and her "seniors." :-) She loved travel, to meet new people, have new experiences, learn new customs. She was a fabulous cook. A talented artist. So many wonderful things -- too many to list.
Then, Alzheimer's entered her life. It's a cruel disease. It was horrible to be unable to do anything to help my Mom keep her memory, or relieve her fears. I can't begin to imagine what it's like to wake each day, and find yourself among strangers, an unknown environment.
We must find the cause. We must eradicate this disease. I'm walking to honor my Mom. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
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.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining the movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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