Sunday, September 25, 2011

We Walk for Memory

Quote of the Day:  Alzheimer's is like a thief. It comes in and steals away parts of a person. First it's memories, then driving ability, then self-care. You can never catch this theif.  But, our Walk to End Alzheimer's is taking a step in the right direction. Summary of the speech by Ken Thomas, honorary family at the Brainerd area Walk to End Alzheimer's.  Ken is a local radio personality.  He and his sisters, and family, walked together to honor their father who passed away earlier this year from Alzheimer's.

Here they are celebrating after the walk.
His granddaughter is stealing the show!

The Brainerd area of Minnesota raised over $72,000.00 for Alzheimer's research and to provide current needs of today's patients and caregivers. 

I was happy to be walking with all these generous people.  It was a glorious morning, cool and crisp and sunny. People wrapped their arms around each other to show that they care. 

Walk Chair Person, Pam, and her mom.
From the tiniest of citizens

She won this prayer shawl, made by Pam's mom, for being the youngest "walker".

To those who have been around a few more years.

For more photos and story click over to our LAMAA blog.  (Lakes Area Memory Awareness Advocates.)

Go. Create. Inspire!

Journaling Prompt:  Do you know someone who has suffered from Alzheimer's or dementia?  What have you done to help?

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