In 2006 I started walking and I’m still walking to honor the woman who taught me a lot about being the person I became: my grandma. Now that I have granddaughters of my own, I understand so much more, and I wish she was here for me to share with her what I've learned about the difference between presents and presence in a grandchild's life, having fun no matter the aches and pains, laughing much and giving plenty of hugs and kisses! She fought a good fight, she lost, and I hope not to follow in her footsteps so I walk. I told her I’d walk as long as I could…so far so good. Although it gets harder every year, with bad knees and Achilles tears, I persevere.
I'm leading the way to Alzheimer's first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's®. 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.
Please consider making a donation, and thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's!
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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