This is the sixth Alzheimer's walk since my sister Deb and I lost our mother to Alzheimer's. Last year I could not walk in the Naperville walk though I was signed up to do so because I had just had my first chemotherapy treatment. So instead Deb, Seth, Art and I walked three houses each direction on my street. I had to use oxygen even to walk that far, but at least we honored Mom by walking. This year I am cancer free and ready to walk, except Covid-19 is making it likely that I will be walking from California again.
Mom was aware that she had Alzheimer's and always asked if there was a cure. It was difficult to tell her no.
I participate in the walk to honor Mom's memory and to support efforts to improve treatment and to find a cure for 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.
Sadly my mom did not live to see a cure. Our efforts can make a difference in improving outcomes for those at future risk. Please make a donation to advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
Thank you for joining the fight against Alzheimer's!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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