My beautiful wife Karen was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) in 2011, robbing her of speech and executive function, such that she was not able to do anything for herself. But for eight years, I had her wonderful smile. Sadly, the disease claimed her life in March 2019. FTD is not Alzheimer's, but the Alzheimer's Association supports research and provides programs for all types of dementia.
I knew Karen wiould not be cured, as there is no current treatment for her disease. But I want to help the Alzheimer's Association fight this disease so that my children and grandchildren will not be overcome by this terrible malady.
Join our team for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®, the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Together, we can advance research to treat and prevent all forms of dementia and provide programs and support to improve the lives of millions of affected Americans.In fact, the first drug for the treatment of early Alzheimer's was just approved by the FDA, showing that our donations are making a difference.
The Walk this year is on September 18 at Crushers Stadium. I hope you can join us there to show your support, but please contribute to the fund-raising effort if you are able.
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