I hope this note finds all of you well and looking forward to some nice weather!
First and foremost, I want to thank all of you for your continued support. Because of your generosity, I was the number 1 fundraiser for Worcester County last year and I was one of the top 100 fundraisers in the country. That was quite an accomplishment and I have all of you to thank for it.
As most of you know, I was my mom’s primary caregiver for 5 years until she lost her battle with ALZ at the beginning of last year. She fought like a true champion right up until the end. Even though she lost her fight against this horrible disease, there are still millions of people who need our help.
This will be my 6th year participating in the Worcester County Walk to End Alzheimer's. I'm committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer's care, support and research.
Below are some facts about the Alzheimer’s crisis that you may not know:
MORE THAN 6 MILLION AMERICANS ARE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S. BY 2050, THIS NUMBER IS PROJECTED TO RISE TO NEARLY 13 MILLION.
12.7 MILLION PEOPLE AGE 65 OR OLDER ARE PROJECTED TO HAVE ALZHEIMER’S DEMENTIA BY 2050.
IN THE UNITED STATES, ALZHEIMER’S AND DEMENTIA DEATHS HAVE INCREASED 16% DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
1 IN 3 SENIORS DIES WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR ANOTHER DEMENTIA. IT KILLS MORE THAN BREAST CANCER AND PROSTATE CANCER COMBINED.
IN 2021, ALZHEIMER'S AND OTHER DEMENTIAS WILL COST THE NATION $355 BILLION. BY 2050, THESE COSTS COULD RISE AS HIGH AS $1.1 TRILLION.
MORE THAN 11 MILLION AMERICANS PROVIDE UNPAID CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR OTHER DEMENTIAS
IN 2020, THESE CAREGIVERS PROVIDED AN ESTIMATED 15.3 BILLION HOURS OF CARE VALUED AT NEARLY $257 BILLION.
ONLY 53% OF BLACK AMERICANS TRUST THAT A FUTURE CURE FOR ALZHEIMER’S WILL BE SHARED EQUALLY REGARDLESS OF RACE, COLOR OR ETHNICITY.
BETWEEN 2000 AND 2019, DEATHS FROM HEART DISEASE HAVE DECREASED 7.3% WHILE DEATHS FROM ALZHEIMER'S HAVE INCREASED 145%.
Once again, I'm asking for your support by making 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.
Please help me reach my goal of $10,000 by making a tax-deductible donation. All donations benefit the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association — and every dollar makes a difference in this fight.
Thank you in advance for joining the movement. The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with us! Let’s kick Alzheimer's butt!
With warm wishes and tons of gratitude,
Don't Stop Believing
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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Elite Grand Champion
Walk Committee Member