I walk on Behalf of Edith Dickman and Alma Larson. Both Edith, my grandmother, and Alma, my great grandmother, suffered from Alzheimer's/Dementia. I also walk for all members in my extended family who live or lived with Alzheimer's. I also walk in memory of my mother Carol Tragni who devoted her career to geriatric mental health. This year, i walk also on behalf of Jean Heins who struggled with dementia prior to her passing in 2020.
This year will mark the 12th Walk to End Alzheimer's that I have participated in. This year will be the 5th time i walk as a guide dog team walking with my guide Bali. I have walked with many different groups, but the focus is always the same. To raise awareness and to support this cause.
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.
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