I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. 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.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's means so much to me because of having to watch my grandma suffer through the disease for almost ten years. My family and I watched a strong, independent woman slowly lose the ability to perform everyday tasks. My. heart breaks as I think about how we had to watch as she went from losing to ability to drive, to live by herself, to eat. We felt helpless and like there was nothing we could do. My mom, aunt and uncle sought out doctors and trials and anything that might help. My grandma become more and more anxious and scared as the disease progressed and she did not know what to expect. This is something no one should have to endure, whether patient or caretaker. With your help we can put an end to Alzheimer's.
When I think of my grandma I think of how every time I walked in her house I could hear playing the piano from the living room. II think of lunch after church on Sundays and shopping on Saturdays. think of how every weekend I asked to spend the night at her house because there was no other place I'd rather be. I think of how she let me stay up late, eat goldfish crackers in bed, have two desserts, and just after turning the lights out tell me and my cousins her famous bedtime stories from her memory, a memory which was taken from her far too soon.
The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you. Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
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