Soon I will join many others in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Coeur d’Alene, ID. The Alzheimer’s Association endeavors to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia through research, risk reduction, early detection and maximizing quality care. The event, scheduled for September 25th,has a fundraising goal of $40,000.
My father, John Foley, struggled with dementia for many years. He passed away on September 5, 2018.
My dad’s dementia was mild comparatively. He was able to recognize his children as well as function with limitations. In his memory care home however, many of the residents were in advanced stages of cognitive decline. Sadly, once affected, the condition only worsens over time. As devastating as this disease is for the afflicted, it can be incredibly difficult for loved ones and caregivers.
In addition to experiencing my dad’s fellow residents, I sometimes see first hand what my elderly clients and their families go through when faced with cognitive decline. Although most people with Alzheimer’s are over age 65, approximately 200,000 Americans under age 65 are living with younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
With these people and my father in mind, I will raise $2,500 for this event. I hope you can support me in reaching this goal. 100% of every dollar raised goes to the Alzheimer’s Association.
If you’re able to help, please visit my fundraising page:
Check donations should be made out to the Alzheimer's Association. You can mail a check to the Alzheimer's Association, along with the donation form available on my fundraising page. Or send your check donation to me, at the address below, and I can deposit it directly to the Alzheimer's Association.
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Thank you very much!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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