I am participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's because I am committed to raising awareness and funds in the fight against the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. As many of you know, my mother, Marilyn, passed away in 1991 from early onset Alzheimer's disease. My dear sister, Marcia, also lost her life in 2015 to this same illness at the age of 66. The end of Alzheimer's starts with me, but I can't do it alone. I am forming my team again this year, "Golden Goldberg's", in memory of my mother and sister. Please join my team, walk with Bill and I, and help us to raise donations to fund research and eradicate this awful disease. Last year, due to the pandemic, our team walked our own route at Mason Park. The walk is scheduled to be held Sunday, October 17, 2021 and we are planning on an in-person Walk at this point, with the option of walking in your own neighborhood if necessary. Please join us and sign up under my team name by clicking the Join My Team button. There will be more details at a later date, how and where we will walk.
If you cannot join us at the walk, please help me reach my personal goal of $1,000 (which hopefully I will be increasing later), by making a tax-deductible donation by clicking the Donate button. I know this year has been financially challenging for many people, so even a small donation would be appreciated. This disease does not stop and we need to find a cure. You can visit my personal fund raising page to make a secure credit card donation online, or download and print a paper form on my page to mail in with a check. All donations benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association - and every dollar makes a difference in this fight.
Just this past month, the FDA approved a drug called aducanumab for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. While not a cure, this is the first ever FDA-approved treatment for the underlying biology of Alzheimer’s and not just the symptoms. This gives those with Mild Cognitive Impairment more precious time to enjoy with their loved ones. What an exciting first step!
Together, we can end Alzheimer's disease. Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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