On this last day of this crazy year, I thank you for considering a contribution to support my Walk to End Alzheimer's efforts. Every dollar raised makes a difference, and I have not reached my 2020 goal.
When you contribute to my Walk team:
-You are supporting more than 130,000 people in our state and over 5 million nationwide who are living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.
-You are helping more than 350,000 unpaid family caregivers in Washington state to access support groups, resources, and education, as they navigate the progression of their loved one’s disease.
-You are funding a 24/7 helpline, staffed with master’s-level social workers who can connect people to these services, or just provide a listening ear and confidential support.
-And yes, you are funding cutting edge research that will lead to a cure.
During this pandemic, I have seen my colleagues shift in a moment, to transition support services to virtual delivery. I have heard stories of caregivers hospitalized with COVID, struggling to find care for their loved one with dementia as they battle their own illness. I have seen our development team create virtual Walks with locally-produced opening ceremonies and physical promise garden locations in each and every market, only to have fires & air quality cause six of these events to be rescheduled. The efforts continue and the work forges ahead, because it’s so very important.
Thank you for contributing to my Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk team --- you are making a difference, and I appreciate you.
If you or anyone you know needs help, the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (1-800-272-3900) is available around the clock, 365 days a year.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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