Beth was born in Akron Ohio but quickly moved to the Motor City when her father was employed with Ford Motor Company. She grew up in Detroit and graduated from Schafer High School. She met her husband Chris Pence at Adrian College. They've been married 35 years.
Chris and Beth have lived in Augusta Georgia for over 26 years, they have four grown children; Phillip, Emily, Gavin and Carly.
After many years in the Human Resources field, Beth purchased an Alphagraphics franchise (Print Signs & Design Center) in Columbia County with her son Phillip.
Beth’s connection to Alzheimer’s disease is vast. Beth’s mother, Carolyn Quarles, was diagnosed over 10 years ago. “Earlier knowledge of my Mother’s disease would have saved our family much concern, confusion and frustration.” “Because of the Alzheimer’s Association, families now have even more resources and information to assist them in identifying the disease and helping loved ones. I’m so grateful.” Beth’s parents lived with their family for 11 years. The disease’s progression has been difficult to watch as their Mother and Grandmother slipped away.
Beth’s husband’s Mother, Sara Pence, was diagnosed two years ago. Chris’ mother also came to live with the family as it thrust them back into Alzheimer’s grasp. Beth and Chris are reliving the effects of Alzheimer’s. Both Beth and Chris come from large families with siblings who live in other parts of the country and offer Beth and Chris a great amount of support as they care for their Mothers.
Beth is participating in this event for obvious reasons but mainly to show hope, care and support for family’s going through the loss of their loved one due to the Alzheimer’s disease. Beth hopes to raise a lot of money for research, resources and awareness.
Vote for Beth so she can continue to offer hope for a cure, care for the afflicted, and compassion for the caregivers and love ones. The First person to survive Alzheimer’s disease is out there. Help Beth stop Alzheimer’s from stealing away our lives.
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