Between 2000 and 2019, deaths from heart disease decreased 7.3%, while deaths from Alzheimer's increased 145%. That's one reason I joined Terre Haute's Walk to End Alzheimer's as recruitment committee chair and created my team.
I named my team The Thing with Feathers because of the human capacity for hope. Emily Dickinson redefined hope as the thing with feathers. It stays within us and sings continuously, no matter what. Only the most severe storm can damage hope, and it asks nothing of us in return. It costs nothing to be hopeful. Dickinson asked her readers not to take hope for granted, but rather to see it as a valued, tangible, intrinsic part of ourselves, and of humanity. I'm walking for hope.
Consider donating, joining my team, joining the recruitment committee with me, or sharing my fundraiser. Whatever you do, remain hopeful!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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