Hello!! My sister and I participated in the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's as individuals after our Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. We started team Joyful Walkers for the 2014 walk and I have walked every year since. The team is named for my Mom, Joyce...she is always a joyful and happy person and I have so many memories of Mom and Dad walking 2 and 3 miles in the evenings when I was young. So many people are impacted by Alzheimer's Disease and other types of dementia and I wanted our team to be inclusive of all of those friends too. So...I came up with Joyful Walkers.
My hope is that one day soon there will be a drug that can prevent, slow or cure this disease and that is why we all walk.