Many if not most of you are familiar with the story by now. In July 2016 my mother, Marilyn Price, died at age 64 of frontotemporal dementia. That's really just medical speak for what most of us know as Alzheimer's disease. She was the third woman since 1998 on that side of my family to succumb to Alzheimer's, following my great aunt Doris and my grandmother Mable.
Finding an effective treatment or, better, outright cure for this disease by 2025 has become perhaps my greatest cause. Unfortunately, this annual cycle wasn't the one that made our annual Walk unnecessary. So, here we go again. This is my fourth year volunteering with the planning committee for the Sacramento Walk to End Alzheimer's, which is Saturday, October 2, at Sutter Health Park. Yes, we're back to an in-person walk after pivoting to a virtual format in 2020.
This is my sixth Walk; barring something miraculous, it unfortunately will not be my last. But together we can run out the clock on this malady by 2025. Please join me by clicking the link and making a donation to my cause. You'll help provide resources for caregivers, and move forward research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. If you're local to Sacramento, consider joining us last minute for the Sacramento Walk; if you're not, find one near you and sign up. Let's #EndALZ by 2025.
Thank you and much love.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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