I did not rewrite this page for 2019, but my heart about it all remains unchanged. My goal this year is $2,500. And by the way, through the generosity of so many, my goal last year was surpassed and it was great to be a part of the Chicago Walk on my birthday.
If you are at all familiar with the host site for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, you know every Walk has a Promise Garden and each participant is given a flower to plant in the garden. Until a year ago, there were four colors to represent the following:
Blue - I have Alzheimer’s
Yellow - I am supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
Purple - I have lost someone to Alzheimer’s
Orange - I support the cause and a vision of a world without Alzheimer’s
Just last year a new color was introduced, but there were none planted in the Promise Garden. Its color is White, to represent survivors of Alzheimer’s.
I walk so that one day there will be White Flowers for Alzheimer’s survivors. I hope my new license plate will open conversations to further discussion of the hope I have for a breakthrough that ends the awfulness of Alzheimer’s and the resources that are available for those whose lives are being touched by the disease.
For 2018 I set an aggressive faith goal of $6,500 to:
1) recognize the fact that every 65 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s, and
2) to celebrate the years of life God has blessed me with. I plan to fundraise for and participate in the Rockford Walk, but it is my intent to also Walk October 28th in the Chicago Walk, something I have wanted to do for years. What a great thing to do ON my 65th birthday.
Thank you so much for your past support and for whatever you are led to do this year. I appreciate you, I appreciate your gift. I feel your pain as you recall someone who is living with or who did live with Alzheimer’s. They are loved.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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