Once again, I am participating in the annual Alzheimer's Walk. For me this battle is personal, as my Mom had dementia. Watching the progression of this disease and the effect it had on my Mom, and my family, is something I never want anyone to have to experience. While I have been involved with this walk for several years now, this year, I am stepping up my commitment and have signed on as a member of the Planning Committee that is putting the event together this year.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is happening. The world we live in is different in 2020. In many ways, the world may feel like it's on hold, but the threat of Alzheimer's hasn't been put on hold. Alzheimer's is a progressive and fatal disease and the 6th leading cause of death in the US. The Alzheimer's Association. as the leading volunteer health organization in Alzheimer's care, provides education and support to the millions who face Alzheimer's every day, while advancing research toward treatment, prevention and, one day, a cure.
The committee has worked tirelessly in putting this event together, and while we won't get together in large groups, participants will get together in communities around the country, and walk as individuals, families and teams, knowing that others are in the fight with us, a fight to end Alzheimer's and find a cure. This walk is happening everywhere and we will have even more opportunities than ever to engage, find and give support. This year, more than ever, the steps we take individually make us stronger together.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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