Why am I walking? Why am I asking for your donation? Well, two of my dearest
friends lost parents to Alzheimer's, and they lost them years before they
actually succumbed to the disease. They watched them slip away, memory by
memory, until they no longer recognized their own children. We have clients
with Alzheimer's as well, and it's heartbreaking to see their families try to
provide them with care, while still juggling their own responsibilities. And
it's especially difficult to witness a husband or wife of 60+ years watch
their best friend, and a lifetime of shared memories, slip away.
This is why I walk. This is why I ask for your generous donation.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans haveAlzheimer's, and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by2050. For every person currently battling Alzheimer's, or another dementia, anestimated THREE unpaid caregivers are upending their lives and their OWNfinancial security to care for them. And Alzheimer's is one of the costliestdiseases, with a lifetime cost of care of over $350,000. This is someone'sretirement. Or the legacy they planned to leave to their children andgrandchildren. And heaven forbid they don't have the money for theircare, or for their loved one's care.
Thisdisease will touch each and every one of us, in some way, but, together, we canEND Alzheimer's disease.
Please make a donation to advance the care,support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
You'll have my eternal gratitude! ~ Kim
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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