Myself, along with our OneFamily team, are committed to ending Alzheimer's and all other dementias and I would appreciate your support in the battle for the first survivor of this horrible disease. My loving father was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 1999, just two years after his older sister and my Aunt Josephine was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. He lost his battle against the disease in 2005, followed by my Aunt Josephine seven years later, and then my dear Aunt Dolores in January 2019. During that period, seven other extended family members have fallen victim to dementia, including Uncle Bill, Barbara, Marge, Betty, Hugh/ Maureen, Bettye, and Huey. My family – including my mom, siblings, cousins, in-laws, nieces, and nephews witnessed for over 20 years our loved ones in their hard-fought journeys and have seen the devastation this disease brings. Currently, there are more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million and the cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $355 billion in 2021, increasing to more than $1.1 trillion (in today’s dollars) by mid-century.
This year, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is occurring in Nashville on Saturday, November 6, in accordance with CDC guidelines. Across the country in over 600 communities and in local neighborhoods, advocates are gathering to raise funds in this fight to find a way to slow the disease and find a cure for the first survivor. Please join me and consider donating to our team today to help the efforts through the Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising. Donations can be made directly through the following link: http://act.alz.org/goto/OneFamily-Joe
If you are interested in getting involved in this fight and becoming an advocate for the Alzheimer's Association, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: No matter where you participate, know that your health and safety are our top priorities, and we will follow CDC guidelines. All local events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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