Walk for Alzheimers

There are more than 600 communities that have walks. Its Only about 2-3 mile walk on cool and lovely weekend in fall. Lets help raise awareness, help raise funds for Alzheimer care and help raise funds for support. The Alzheimer's Memory Walk will gladly take volunteers of any age.



I am definitely going to check their website and find a community that supports Alzheimer's Memory Walk. You can do your part and do the same...You and I can walk for a cause. If you are unable to walk, you can still help by just being a volunteer and help with event planning or joining with local event committee.

Until you have a family member who has been affected by Alzheimer's, you would never how it feels when your father or grand father forgets who you are and everybody else in your family. My grand father suffers from this disease, that's why I am passionate about helping.

There is actually a movie that comes to mind, The Notebook. I don't know if you have heard of it or have seen in. If you haven't seen it, watch it.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

2 comments:

I have had 2 grandparents die from Alzheimer's and one suffering with it now, and it IS the most horrible disease out there today. I am going to start a team for the Memory Walk in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and hope to get a large group to join me.

I do want to say one thing for the families out there. If you have a family member suffering with Alzheimer's or Dementia, please begin recording all their memories and life experiences before they get progress and can't remember. We did this with one of my two grandparents and I have been doing it with my Grandmother for a few years now. It is fabulous and a beautiful way to preserve your family history. You may even learn things about them that you never knew. It has been fascinating and very depressing at the same time. So, find a good voice recognition device and start documenting your family history. You'll be happy you did.

July 24, 2008 at 8:36 AM  

Very true alisa. It is a disease that really touches you in so many ways.

I'm sorry to read about 2 of your grandparents who died from Alzheimers....Perserving and recording all their memories is really the only thing you can do...hope you'll have many more happy memories with your grandmother...

July 24, 2008 at 12:04 PM  

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