The 2020 Walk was the first one for me - and I was so extremely humbled by the unbelievable support from so many family, friends, and colleagues. I'm hoping to recruit friends and family to my team once again, in hopes that we can exceed the team goal of $5,500.
I walk and fundraise in memory of my mom, Nancy, or Nan, as her grandkids and great-grandson called her. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's after a senior assessment in October 2017, however she was showing signs of this disease for at least a year or more prior to the official diagnosis. Mom passed in February 2018, at the age of 85. What a horrible disease this is.
For that reason, this fight is personal for me and my family. Currently, more than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 15 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. I recently learned of someone who was diagnosed in his 30s - wow. Many of you are in my age bracket and that's when signs typically start to slowly show up. We were shocked to learn that a long-time friend of ours was recently diagnosed -- and that brings this home to us once again.
Together we can slow the progress and hopefully end Alzheimer's Disease. Your donations can help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Let's all lead the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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