As some of you know, my dad had Alzheimer’s related dementia. A disease that took everything. His ability to tell his jokes and stories by taking away his ability to speak, his ability to build and play guitars. It took him away from us.
My grandfather had early-onset Alzheimer’s. He was diagnosed in early February at the age of 55. He died that following June appearing like a frail man in his 90’s.
5.2 MILLION people are living with Alzheimer’s or Alzheimer’s related Dementia. One in three older Americans will die with Alzheimer’s this year.
Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the US and the only cause among the top 10 which cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.
This is why we are so passionate about raising awareness by organizing a benefit ride every year.
Which leads me to asking you to help us out this year.
I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining the movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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