Thanks so much for visiting my Walk page! I am thrilled to be Walking to End Alzheimer's once again this year. As many of you know, this cause is close to me both personally and professionally. I started working at the Alzheimer's Association in 2017, the same year that I lost my grandmother to the disease. Our story is one that I hear way too often from people I speak with all across the country. I'm proud to work at the Alzheimer's Association and help push towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia.
There are over 5 million Americans who have Alzheimer's but that number barely touches on the whole story. As I saw with my family, the toll this disease takes is quite massive for everyone around the loved one battling the disease. There are more than 16 million Americans providing unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias. It was so tough to watch my grandpa and my dad have to deal with the changes, the loss before the loss, and everything else this disease threw at us.
While 2020 has not been easy for anyone, it's been especially devastating to hear the stories and see the numbers related to the vulnerable Alzheimer's and dementia population. Finding an effective treatment and cure is more important than ever!!
The annual Walk to End Alzheimer's gives me a chance to help share my story and ask for your support as we try and do everything we can to end this disease. I am so lucky to be surrounded by such caring friends and family members and greatly appreciate your support! It takes everyone coming together for us to have the kind of positive impact that we need to see - thank you so much for your help!!
Please consider making a donation to my page - it would mean a lot to me!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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