Letter: Alzheimer’s walk will raise funds, awareness

Today an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. In addition, 78 million baby boomers are approaching the age of greatest risk for developing this fatal disease. Now is the time to act to end this epidemic.
This year, to support those affected by Alzheimer’s, our family is participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk to raise funds and awareness to fight this disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research, and funds I raise will go directly toward supporting their efforts.
This illness has touched our lives personally and you may know many families dealing with this as well.
I know we can make a difference with your support. Find out how you can help by going to this link: https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=307782&lis=1&kntae307782=4E1B0D275FE344668D476800E75CD967&supId=256521366.
Please consider becoming a member of my mom’s team, “Gina’s Monkey Stew.”
This will enable you to reach out to your friends and family via e-mail as we are doing to continue to raise the much-needed funds.
Thank you in advance for your time and generosity — together, we can help end Alzheimer’s.
Donna Wille

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