I walk to honor the memory of my mother, Jane Clark, who lost her battle with dementia June 6, 2018. It is so hard to watch someone you love, lose their self, their identity.
My mother had a big heart and would help anyone in need. She loved children and taught kindergarten Sunday school for over 50 years and volunteered at Klein Center visiting those that had no one.
We had good days and we had not so good days. Some days she knew who I was and others she saw a caring face. We lost a little more of her every day.
She knew there was something wrong and it was especially hard when she'd ask “why don’t you take me to a doctor who can find out what is wrong with me?”
This is a horrible disease and no one should have to suffer with it and no one should have to witness someone dying from it.
Every day I got to spend with her was a gift and a blessing.
I'm walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.
I need your support to do my part! 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.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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