For the fifth year in a row, I am planning to participate in Walk to End Alzheimer's to honor my mother, Bernadette Adack, who passed away in 2011 from dementia. I watched as this terrible disease slowly stole my mother's memories and ultimately took her life (as it did my maternal grandmother before her). I know far too many people who share a similar story.
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.
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Or, better yet, join my team, "For the Memories", to either walk with me in person (assuming it can still be held this year) or virtually in spirit!
The fight against Alzheimer's can't be "quarantined"!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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