Thursday, August 7, 2008

Alzheimer's Memory Walk - Together we can move a nation!

Alzheimer's Memory Walk is something that any of us could do. Want you become a local team captain and help sponsor this in your area. Many of us know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer. If we keep working towards funding research - a cure will be found.

Did you know:

* Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging - it’s a progressive and fatal disease.
* Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
* Every 71 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is most commonly known for it’s impacts on the memory. What many people don't understand is that after the memory is impacted sufferers also experience a “gradual erosion of judgment, reasoning ability, verbal fluency and other cognitive skills”. They gradually wile away to nothing!

It is sincerely a tragedy that our elderly slowly loose their memories and other skills to a mysterious disease, and that this disease ultimately leads to death. It is important to care for them and to fund research to help find answers and to find ways to prevent it.

The Alzheimer’s Alzheimer's Memory Walk does just that! It raises money for research and it is something everyone can help with and should consider taking part in!

“The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research! If you team up with the Alzheimer’s Association, you can walk with a purpose – and help move the world closer to being without Alzheimer’s. Together, we can MOVE a nation.”

Will you consider participating in the memory walk in your community? Will you consider at least participating in a virtual walk. It is all about raising awareness and money to care for Alzheimer’s sufferers and to find ways to prevent and cure it. Imagine what our world would be like if we had to go without the priceless experiences and memories of people we love?

"Together we can move a nation!"

Won't you help?

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

1 comment:

Kay Dennison said...

I think I might have to look into this.