Two years ago, our dad, Jim, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Although it was comforting to finally have words to use to describe Dad's sometimes confused state of mind, the term Alzheimer's has left our family feeling empty and alone.
While Dad is supposed to be enjoying his Golden Years of retirement, sitting on a beach with a cold drink in hand, this disease has stolen what he has worked so hard his entire life for. I hate that our family faces a diagnosis with no cure, but I also know we are not alone.
More than 6 million people in America are living with ALZ every day and over 11 million people are considered caretakers for their loved ones with this disease (including my rockstar mom!).
I ask you to join us by either walking or contributing to our team, Jim's Journey, for the September 18, 2022 Milwaukee Walk to End Alzheimer's.
With the support of caring people, a cure will be found. This diagnosis will no longer be attributed to a long and heartbreaking journey. We will live to see the first survivor.
Alzheimer’s isn’t stopping and neither are we. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m raising funds and awareness to advance the fight against this disease — funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association® to provide 24/7 care and support while accelerating critical research.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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Elite Grand Champion
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