On October 2nd my family and I will be participating in our 13th annual Walk to End Alzheimer's in honor of my late grandfather. My Pépère was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 1999 at 68 years old. He passed away from Alzheimer's after a seventeen year battle with the disease. My family and I have made it our mission to do what we can to help find a cure, so that other families don't have to go through what ours did.
Although a lot of my memories with him are post diagnosis, I am lucky to have as many great ones as I do. Together we spent hours dancing, having tickle fights, fishing, swimming, and playing hair dresser. I don't know many men who would allow their grandaughters to use their air compressor on them to "wash and style their hair" for hours at a time, but this was a common occurence in our household. He was truly a one of kind guy who would do anything for his family and friends.
6.2 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's and that number is projected to hit 12.7 million by the year 2050. My family and I walk in hopes of seeing these numbers decrease. We invite everyone to join our team and walk with us on October 2nd, or to support us by making a donation. We will continue to walk and fundraise until a cure is found!
Thank you for your continued support,
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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