We all have causes dear to us. We support charities that touch our hearts for the good works they do – for making the world a better place.
Sometimes we support causes that fight afflictions, like cancer, that have taken our loved ones.
For me, the Alzheimer’s Association is such a cause. Alzheimer’s disease wiped out my father’s side of my family as well as friends and friends of friends.
I hope for a cure so others escape that fate. And, because of forgetful moments, I hope for myself.
Many share my particular brand of pain and hope, and some are moved to action.
One such action is the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Sunday, September 8th at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield. It is one of 600 Walks held in the coming weeks around the Nation.
Folks will solicit pledges from friends, family and neighbors and then walk the two – mile course through the beautiful White Memorial grounds. Over 325 people have signed up so far.
If Alzheimer’s has touched your life, consider walking this Sunday in Litchfield or on the Walkway Over the Hudson on September 29th.
And if you can’t walk, perhaps make a pledge to someone who is.
One in three seniors will die of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia.
There are 5.8 million Alzheimer’s sufferers in the U.S., growing by one every 65 seconds.
There are16 million Alzheimer’s caregivers.
Learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Litchfield and Dutchess at sportingAcause.com.