Join DFA on the Move for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

It’ s that time of year when I come to you to talk about Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders and how we can fight them together. The annual fundraising event previously known as Memory Walk is now called the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease and will be held in Central Massachusetts on Sunday, September 25, 2011.

Join Team DFA on the Move
There are some changes in the Walk this year beyond just the name. The Central Massachusetts and Northern Worcester County walks are now combined. We have outgrown our old space and will be headquartered at Quinsigamond Community College, walking in the Burncoat Street neighborhood. I am starting a team this year—DFA on the Move—and I invite you to join me in walking and raising funds from your own contacts.  I welcome your company and support.

As a geriatric care manager, I work with families every day who are confronting Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders and their devastating effects. I walk in honor and in memory of all of my clients who are or were affected by these terrible diseases. I would be happy to have less work if it meant that all of these diseases had been defeated. I co-chair the Worcester Alzheimer’s Partnership, a coalition of professionals working with and serving families dealing with these diseases. So, I am working on many levels to fight Alzheimer’s and related disorders.

Help Us Walk to Find Better Treatments and a Cure for Alzheimer’s
In addition to my professional work, I have confronted these diseases within my own families of origin and marriage—first with my grandmother, then my aunt and finally my father-in-law, who passed away last year. I am determined to make a difference.

I want to do my part to fight this fatal disease, but I can’t do it without your help. All the funds we raise help the Alzheimer’s Association advance important research into better treatments and a possible cure. And, for the millions already affected by these diseases, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.

Please Help Me Raise $4,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association
My personal goal this year is $4,000. Your support in any amount is very important and very much appreciated.  To make a donation, please follow my personal link at http://alzwalk.kintera.org/worcestercounty/dlfins. To join my team or make a general team donation, please follow the team link at: http://alzwalk.kintera.org/worcestercounty/dfaonthemove. If you work for a company that matches donations, please let me know.

On behalf of the millions of Americans who are living with Alzheimer’s Disease, thank you for supporting my efforts.

Debbie

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