I fundraise for the Alzheimer's Association to help reclaim the future for millions. My involvement began with my sorority, Sigma Kappa. Today, I participate because my immediate and extended family and friends have been affected by this disease. In addition, I work as a long-term care pharmacist, where every day, I talk with patients, family members, and caregivers, many who are affected by Alzheimer's and other related dementia diseases.
Every year, I walk in memory of my father-in-law and my mother-in-law who served as his primary care giver for a number of years. I gladly served as part of her support system. They have both since passed away, and I knew that I would support family again if asked.
Starting in 2016, I assisted with some of the needs of an uncle who was diagnosed that year with dementia; we lost that uncle shortly after his 91st birthday, in April 2022.
In October 2018, I lost another uncle to a dementia-related disease.
Finally, their remaining brother is fighting his own memory issues.
I know my story is not unique. I also believe that my story provides a compelling reason to work toward better understanding of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia-related diseases, so that in the future, we will not have to work so hard for those afflicted by this group of diseases.
Please consider a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure for Alzheimer's.
Let's make Alzheimer's Disease a memory.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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