Alzheimer’s Memory Walk

It was through a touching movie, the title of which now escapes me, that I first became aware of Alzheimer’s.  I was between the age of 10 and 12 and I remember watching that movie with my dad and my grandparents.  The movie revolved around an elderly couple with the wife being the one who suffered from the disease.  It was one heck of a tearjerker, which demonstrated what a person goes through when afflicted with Alzheimer’s, and which is probably why upto now, at the age of 33, I can still vividly recall one particular scene.

Most of us probably know someone or have heard of someone who has suffered from Alzheimers or who now suffers from it.  Here in the US, it is the 6th leading cause of death.  Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to successfully fight it and a cure finally discovered?  That’s exactly what the Alzheimer’s Association hopes to do.

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One weekend morning this fall, in over 600 communities in the US, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research will take place, the Alzheimer’s Memory Walk.  The Alzheimer’s Association is in need of volunteers who are eager to join the fight against Alzheimer’s and  make it possible to live in a world that is free of the disease.  It is a 2-3 mile walk…a walk with a purpose at that!

So start a team with your friends, family or co-workers or join a team if starting one isn’t quite possible.  If walking is really out of the question, you can still do volunteer work for the event.  Events for a purpose actually provide the best kind of fun.


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