When I was a journalist, I was asked to write a story about Alzheimer's. I didn't know much about the disease then. But after researching it, I felt the best way to tell the story was to interview people who were suffering from it and the caregivers who were with them every step of the way.
The experience was heart wrenching. Those I interviewed were forgetting their loved ones and cherished memories, everything they were, as each day went by. The toll on their caregivers was immense too. It's not fair.
Since then, the Alzheimer's Association has been my charity of choice. And no matter where I've lived (Lafayette, St. Louis, Miami and Memphis), I've become involved with the local association to raise funds to #ENDALZ. I'm also very thankful for the support of FedEx, which truly supports the communities where we live and work. FedEx has sponsored the Memphis Walk to End Alzheimer's for the past five years (2017-2021). I'm a #ProudVolunteer and a proud member of #TeamFedEx!
In 2019, I pledged to raise $200,000 for the Alzheimer's Association in 10 years. And we're off to a great start.
1) 2019 --- $27,460
2) 2020 --- $34,101
Two-year total: $61,561
We all deserve a world without Alzheimer's and other dementia. And I'm not stopping until that happens. We're coming for you Alzheimer's ... it's time to #ENDALZ.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
I have raised
Elite Grand Champion
Walk Committee Member