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Syd Backman was my best friend, partner and constant companion for 38 years.

He was joyful and funny, and loved to cook and care for me.  He loved our dogs.  He loved his family.

Most of this was lost when he developed Alzheimer's. He lost his driver's license, forgot how to walk and his leg muscles atrophied.  He kept falling and I did not have the strength to pick him up. He spent the last two and half years of his life in care facilities.  It would take two people to pick him up and take him to the bathroom or put him to bed.  At times he would act like a toddler, and at other times he would have flashes of total lucidity, when he would tell me he had nothing to live for, and both of us would cry.  We both suffered terribly in his last years.

It is so important that we find a cure for this disease, both for those afflicted, and for the greater number of people who care for them. 

Please join me in raising the funds for the research, and also for the wonderful work done by the Alzheimer's Association who gave me much guidance and support throughout for free.  I am indebted to them.

Katherine Backman


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2021 Walk to End Alzheimer's - North County
Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Ronald B Reinhardt COMPANY
$15,000
Jim Vickers
$1,500
Joan & Arthur Markovits
$700
Michael E Gayer
$500
Annette Friedlein
$500
Anonymous
$250
Karen Miller
$250
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$120
Nicholas Garbarini
$120
Daniel E Dubina
$120
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Vickie Wolf
$120
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$118
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$100
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$100
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$100
Freddi Pakier
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Joan Gayer
$100
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$100
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Aaron Poluck
$100
Donna and Rob Ryan
$100
Caren Backman Klein
$100
Elyse Bleaman
$100
Ms. Katherine Backman
$100
Alyne Strusser
$100
Tom & Betsy Murphy
$100
Wendy Telford
$100
Ann H Wicker
Monica Edelman
$72
Judy Levin
$72
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Anna Grinshpun
$60
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$50
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$50
Mary Jo Macomber
$50
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$50
Hillary & Jeff Liber
$50
Diane & John Rundles
$50
Ann Katz
$50
Debbie Kornberg
$36
Felicity Swerdlow
$36
Rhoda Levin & Roy Howell, in memory of dear Sydney Backman, z"l
$36
Lainy Vinikow
$36
Laraine C Steinman Harv Jaffe
$36
Lani Fawcett-Murders
$35
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Ronald B Reinhardt COMPANY
Jim Vickers
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Michael E Gayer
Annette Friedlein

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