This is the second year I will be able -- this time in person -- to join my sisters on this walk.
As my sister, Rachel, wrote: this is a cause near to my heart. Alzheimer’s can run in families, and it runs in mine. This disease is relentless and unforgiving. As most of you know, we lost dad suddenly in December. For the last 12+ years he had been my mom’s full time caregiver. Several years back, when she lost recognition of us, he stayed by her side. Refusing to leave her unless she was asleep (with an aide nearby) or one of us were there. He fought for her everyday, unconditionally. He made her feel safe and loved. They have had a love story for the ages. The hardest thing we’ve had to do since, is find a safe and caring place for mom. Trust me, it isn’t easy. This disease has made it impossible to know if she feels safe and loved, but we try. I know we all do what we can, but we must find a cure! By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, I've committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support. Please feel free to join our team and walk virtually with us.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. Any amount, no matter how small, would be great. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining our movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here, and it starts with us.
I wish you all the best
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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