Thursday, August 23, 2007

Alzheimer's is something I have strong feelings about. I will not personally be at risk for this as I have been at risk for other things. My grandmother's sister's husband, a man who worked in finance and accounting, who did his advanced crosswords in ink "for fun", was reduced by this disease. We saw him go from full mentality to none, and it was more heartbreaking than many of the physical diseases that have also come through our family. When I was offered the chance to blog about Memory Walk 2007 (so yes, this is a sponsored post) I took it because I feel so very strongly that nobody should have to watch their loved ones go through this. There are Memory Walks all over the country; if you don't have one near you why don't you consider starting a team? It's easy, and the Alzheimer's Association will help you reach your goals.

Alzheimer's Association

It is so important to get funds raised for research into this disease. 1 in 10 people in this country have a family member with Alzheimer's, and 1 in 3 know someone affected by it. We raise funds for leukemia, for AIDS, for cancer... why not walk for a cure for Alzheimer's? Please God we'll not know it's pain for ourselves. Let's do what we can in order to support those who are not given the choice of memory. Sign up early for local walks; encourage family and friends to sign up. If there are no walks local to you, start one of your own.

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