My father, LeMoine C "Willie" Wheeler was a brilliant and funny guy. He was the person you wanted to sit next to a dinner party. Alzheimer’s attacked his brain and destroyed his mind. Taking care of him nearly killed my mother. That's why I support the Tallahassee Walk to End Alzheimer and the effort to #ENDALZ.
Alzheimer’s, and all forms of dementia, are a personal, family, community, and national tragedy. Persons with dementia lose their memories, themselves, and ultimately their lives. Their families face the struggle, hardship, and expense of caring for them. Communities are impacted by the loss of those declining with dementia and the loss of those preoccupied taking care of them. The nation and its economy suffers from those leaving the work force with dementia and those caring for them. The costs associated with caring for persons with dementia is huge and will only grow exponentially. We need effective treatments, and ultimately a cure. These are the reasons why I walk and do all I do to support the Alzheimer’s Association.
Join me for my annual fundraiser, Purple Willie Jam V. It's an evening of great, live, local music, benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. Traditionally held on a Saturday evening in August, this year's date, venue, and talent is yet to be determined. Check back for more information.
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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