I am a very lucky person because at the start of my career, I found my life's calling. I have spent my entire professional life working for non-profits dedicated to helping people in extraordinary ways. One of the lessons I learned from my dear friend and mentor, Katie McGuire was that behind every statistic was a real person. Getting to know the people served by my organizations has always been important to me and is the motivation behind my work. I have been so blessed to meet some really amazing children and adults who have taught me the true meaning of courage.
Currently more than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia with 110,000 living here in Maryland. The number of caregivers is triple that. While these numbers are staggering, for those who have served in that role, it is incredibly personal. Those affected are their mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, spouses and grandparents and aunts and uncles. They all have a story and memories no one wants to forget.
Each day I met someone new who is living this journey and I am honored when they share their story with me. I want so much to tell them we have the answers to fixing this disease today, but we're not there yet. Until that day, I will keep working and sharing their stories with others in the hope that they will join the fight. Please help us bring an end to this disease by supporting the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. Help us raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining the movement! The end of Alzheimer's disease starts with you. Please consider a donation to my efforts or even better, please join me in one of our six walks here in Greater Maryland!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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