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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Time for a bit of seriousness.

A few years ago my Grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. While we ultimately lost him to cancer, it was his Alzheimer's that had the greatest impact on our family.

I have decided to do all I can to help end Alzheimer's before it affects another generation of our family! My sister, J, and I have had a team in honor of our Grandpa Jack every year since he passed.

This year we are walking in October.

An estimated 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today. And with 78 million baby boomers approaching the age of greatest risk for this fatal disease, the need to find a cure is more urgent than ever. Unless we find a way to change the course of the disease, 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s by 2050.

Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised $230 million for Alzheimer care, support and research. By teaming up with others, I'm hoping to do my part to fight this deadly disease.

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research, and funds raised through Memory Walk go toward research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's, and programs to improve the lives of millions of Americans already affected.

We know we can make a difference together! To join our team or make a donation, visit the link below.

Follow This Link or click on my sidebar to the left to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support the Alzheimer's Association.

3 comments:

for a different kind of girl said...

This is a disease that can devastate so quickly, as I've seen in my extended family, and is one I'm sure no one can ever prepare for. I wish you strength in your efforts!

georgie said...

We just found out my G'ma aka ena is in the begining stages of Alzheimer's I will definately click your link-

G said...

My Mom has AD...I want to find a cure before it affects the rest of my family, too!

We walked in the Memory Walk (Boston) last year and are doing it again. Congrats on your team and good luck with the fundraising!

G