I participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's for the third year in a row, Sunday, October 10, 2021. This year, the 5k Walk was an in-person event in Frederick, MD with health and safety precautions in place.
Team Wolo '21 was formed and George and Jessica joined the Walk with me. It was a comfortably cool day for the over 650+ walkers, all wearing purple.Alzheimer's is a frightening disease. As we grow older, we worry that our frequent memory lapses might be early signs. Where are my car keys? Where are my glasses? What's that actor's name? He was in that movie. You know! What was it called? It's mind-boggling. No pun intended.
Most of us have a friend or family member with some form of dementia. I am still saddened by President Reagan's battle. What a long, glorious and multi-faceted life he lived and yet his memories of it all were erased.
The statistics are staggering. There are currently more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's and that number is expected to nearly triple by 2050.
Someone WILL BE the first survivor of Alzheimer's.
Thank you for your support, prayers and donations for the Alzheimer's Association, which works to advance diagnosis, treatment and research so that one day a cure will be found.
Fundraising remains open through the end of the year, 12/31/2021. Please consider making a donation.
Thank you for helping advance Alzheimer's support, care and research.
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