Hi everyone! It's been a tough year, which has certainly contributed to my late fundraising efforts for this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's in Central NY. As always, I'm walking to honor my beautiful mother, Rita. She was slowly pulled away from us in 2003 when she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, and she physically left this world in November of 2018. It was a long battle for my mom and our entire family. In some ways, it seems like yesterday that we all fought through the pain searching for answers to questions which we'd never receive. Yet, in other ways, it seems like so long ago.
I still call upon my mom in times of need. Sometimes I'm hurting and in need of her embrace. Other times I'm fulfilled, but seek that look of pride she'd so often give. Whatever ups and downs I may be experiencing, I like to think that she's some way and somehow right there with me. But the truth is that I miss her, and I'd give anything to create just one more memory with her.
The effects of Alzheimer's seem to never go away. It robs individuals of their livelihood and dignity. And the pain lingers above the surviving friends and family members for years as they try to remember the good old days. This is why I participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Not only to bring awareness, but to help find a cure. A donation from you of any size not only honors my mom, but it also serves as a contribution to help ease the pain of everyone else out there who has been (or will soon become) impacted by this disease. Thank you so much for your support!
I hope you're all in good health, and I hope to see you soon!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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