Today, September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day. Like every year since 2016, I am starting a fundraiser for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, however, things are different. Those of you that know me know that I have always had a ton of reasons for participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, whether through my personal or professional life. What makes this year different is that the same disease that I raise funds to fight against has slowly crept back into my family – the way it has for millions of others.
For someone in my position, you think you would see the signs as if they were ten-foot-tall and mounted from the ceiling. The little clues that something is changing. Instead, little things happen between check-in calls, facetimes, and visits. Things that are not reported or ever mentioned. Things that are justified as a slip of the tongue or a simple lapse in judgement. Eventually, those small tiny things give way to issues that are more concerning. It leaves you wondering if you have been vigilant enough and if you had overlooked something in the past. The truth is with this disease, you often do not know, until you know.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s has a new meaning to me this year. With that, I am asking for your support to help fund research for methods of prevention, treatment, or even a cure. My desire to see this disease brought to a screeching halt has been more than renewed. I am both resolute and determined to raise more funds than I ever have for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Please help my effort by joining my Walk to End Alzheimer’s team or making a small donation – online or by check.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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