I was contacted by Sandy Arnett to tell people about her story dealing with Alzheimer’s.

I’m walking to help reclaim the future for millions. By participating in the 2011 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support.

Our Grandma, who had Alzheimers.

I am participating in honor of my Grandma Sandy Hare (who I was named after) and my Aunt. Both had Alzheimer’s disease. When my Grandma was in a live-in facility, she would call my mom to ask if she was expecting anyone to come to bed with her. She couldn’t remember if she had a husband or not. It was sad. My aunt is even worse with Alzheimer’s and dementia and has un-learned many things that have to do with coordination including eating. It’s so sad.

Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease.

I need your support to do my part! Please make a donation to help the Alzheimer’s Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer’s. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.

Thank you for joining our movement! The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here.

To find out more information about Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s and what you can do to help here.

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