Thursday, August 23, 2007


Alzheimer's is a devastating disease that affects millions in the United States. There is a lady at my church that is suffering the early effects of Alzheimer's. There are times when she forgets where she is or just stares into space. She also forgets who people are including her immediate family. She also understandably seems to suffer from depression and cries a lot. I feel sorry for her and her family, but I try to do my best to encourage them or help them any way I can.

One way that you can help is to take part in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. The Memory Walk is a nationwide campaign held annually in communities across the country to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. There are going to be several in the Middle Georgia area where I am from, including one in Statesboro, Macon, and Perry. It is important to sign up early and consider being a Team Captain and recruit a team and raise funds for this important cause. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million. Please come and volunteer to take part in this exciting and very worthwhile event.

No comments: