In 2014, our world fell apart. That's when Mike was diagnosed with Young-Onset Alzheimer's Disease. Of the over 6,000,000 people living with dementia in the USA, about 5% are diagnosed before the age of 65, usually in prime working years. Mike was in his 50s when we found out. We've been fighting for a cure since then. Mike can't fight anymore, but I can fight for him and all the other families living with this disease.
Last year, we didn't have a big walk. We donned our purple shirts though and walked the neighborhood. Hundreds of us did. This year we're anticipating a big, in-person Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 16, 2021. There will be more details coming.
It's extra-important for Mike to feel the love this year. With the pandemic, he's been pretty isolated, and that's about the worse thing for someone living with dementia. For those of you able to see him this past year, thank you. It matters, and it wakes up his synapses and helps remind him of all the people that love him.
So, let's all see each other for one more walk. Let's laugh about our shared adventures and catch up on hugs. Let's show Mike he matters. Please join our team, or join in spirit and donate to help Alzheimer's Association in their quest to provide support, research, good public policy, and education.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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Elite Grand Champion
Walk Committee Member