Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Alzheimer's Walk Team Captains Needed

Alzheimer's is a horrid disease that needs more funding for research to help find a cure. Every 71 seconds someone is diagnosed with this disease that robs a person of their memories and is the sixth leading cause of death in America.

My great aunt Faye suffered from it the last couple years of her life. It was so sad to see a women who traveled the world, taught children and wrote books suddenly not remember my name. The last time I saw her was at her birthday party. She and her husband lived in Texas most of the year and drove up North to spend a couple months with the rest of her family. She didn't recognize any of us at that last party. We had given her a book of old photos and she just looked at them and cried.

I have a cousin who also has this and has to be in a special home for people with Alzheimers. She had to move in there after she was found wandering around in her nightgown, looking for her old house.

The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. There are walks in more than 600 communities. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall.

By teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association, you can walk with a purpose – and move us closer to a world without Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation.This is something we can all do. Even if you can't do the walk, there are other ways to support the cause. You can help raise money, get sponsors for walks or even organize the walk.

Alzheimer's Memory Walk

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk



Blogger *Lissa* said...

What a great cause to post about!

7:39 PM  
Blogger The Epps Family said...

Hi, Gretchen-- Thanks for your post on my blog! I know what you mean about having your kids home with's nice, isn't it? We have number 2 due in about 13 weeks-- a girl! They will be 6 years apart, but it seems like yesterday that we had our first. Where does the time go??

8:37 PM  
Blogger Mama Zen said...

Thanks for posting this!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Krista said...

Thanks for putting this on your blog. We need to keep it going :)

9:43 PM  
Blogger Rambling Woods said...

I am sorry that this has affected your family as it does for so many. I am hopeful that we will find cures for these neurological diseases as I am an MS patient...

12:14 PM  
Blogger marcia@joyismygoal said...

that is a wonderful cause

1:59 PM  

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