Alzheimer’s Memory Walk

31 07 2008

Here is a chance to do something great for yourself, your family and others….all at once!

Alzheimer’s is a progressive and fatal brain disease. As many as 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s destroys brain cells, causing problems with memory, thinking and behavior severe enough to affect work, lifelong hobbies or social life. Alzheimer’s gets worse over time, and it is fatal. Today it is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

Being a Techno-Geek doesn’t mean I am glued to my computer and the rest of you should be desk-chair-potatoes either! Each one of you reading this can do this. We can all do this.

The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s. There are walks in more than 600 communities. A typical Memory Walk is a 2-3 mile walk held on a weekend morning in the fall. That’s just a nice afternoon stroll for most of us! Gather your friends and sign up. You will be getting some exercise and helping out a really great cause. It would also be a chance to test your leadership skills by signing up as a team captain. Then you can rally your friends!

By teaming up with the Alzheimer’s Association, you can walk with a purpose – and move us closer to a world without Alzheimer’s. Together, we can move a nation.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk