Saturday, October 22, 2011

Walking Day!!

Today was finally the day that I walked to support Alzheimer's and it was the most rewarding thing that I have done.  My friends and I were so excited but poor Kim got sick so she had to miss out but she was still able to raise money.  Justine and I wore our shirts we got made and wore our purple shoes...we were the best dressed  It was a fun and emotional morning seeing everyone there and hearing stories about others struggles with the disease.  It was so awesome to see that some people suffering from Alzheimer's were there and having a great time.  They had a DJ there playing music and before it started we did some dancing to warm was so cute to see the older people dancing.  We started the walk and Justine and I passed everyone because I really wanted to burn some calories but also wanted to be first.  If we did not get first it was not a big deal because I know it was not a race but it was something to strive for.  It felt so good to know that we were a part of helping to raise money for the research of Alzheimer's and we were also there walking for those who have passed from the disease and who have it now.  I have 3 family members with this disease and it is one that I do not wish that anyone would have to suffer with or experience it.  It takes a lot out of the person with disease but it also takes a lot out of the family members and caretakers.

This year was the first of many years that I will be walking to end Alzheimer's.  This walk raised about $113,000 which was amazing!!!  I raised $400 this year and hope to raise double that amount next year.  I am hoping to get more people to walk next year to help support this cause.  This is something that I am very passionate about want to spread the word to everyone!!!  You can donate all year long, just go to  Thank you to everyone who donated or just shared my blog to get the word out about Alzheimer's.

Here we are before leaving for the walk:

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