Hello, and welcome to henley's heroes!
For those of you who don't know our family's story, our husband and father, Mike Henley, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at the age of 36. His mother Barbara and brother Rich were diagnosed with the disease as well, both when they were in their 40s. Our family cared for Mike at home for 11 years while he battled the disease, as well as the many other health problems that came his way, and he did it all with a smile. He was - and always will be - our hero.
We've made it our mission to advocate for Mike, Rich, Barbara, and the millions of others who have lost their voice to this disease.
Normally, we'd be holding our 14th Annual Lemonade Stand this year to help raise money for our Walk team, but the world had other plans. We're not having an in-person lemonade stand (everyone stay healthy and safe!), so we're going virtual instead! For all of those who saw our lawn signs and came here to donate, welcome!! Pour yourself a nice cold glass of lemonade and make some monkey bread as a reward for your kindness. We wish we could give them to you ourselves!
We know money is tight this year, and we know there are so many wonderful, important, and absolutely necessary causes all asking for much needed financial help. We'd like to humbly add our little team to that list. Now more than ever, Alzheimer's patients and their families need the invaluable help and support provided by the local chapters of the Alzheimer's Association. Alzheimer's is an alienating, isolating, and disorienting disease on a good day. During a global health crisis, it becomes a million times worse.
As always, thank you SO MUCH for your support! We couldn't do this without you. Remember: the Walk is everywhere this year, so if you want, you can represent henley's heroes (or start your own team!) by wearing purple and walking in your own neighborhood! Let's #ENDALZ together!
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