Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

21 Oct

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By Becki Sims

I want to take you by the hand.

I want you to come with me.

Come with me to a place where you can see how Alzheimer’s disease affects lives every day.

This place is a community, a neighborhood filled with people struggling to live each day. Depending on others to provide care that at times we take for granted.

Over 10 years ago I made a decision to be an advocate. I want to be a part of the solution. I want to make every day count. I started writing congressman. I started signing petitions. I started supporting research to find a cure for the Alzheimer’s disease. For me, being an advocate is important. Taking action on behalf of every person with Alzheimer’s disease. I speak for each individual, family member, caregiver.  You matter to me.

I am mother of four and grandmother three. Being an advocate means thinking of future generations. What I do now will help my family in the future.

You can join me. Join me in making a difference. The lives of those who have Alzheimer’s depend on us to be their voice. I choose to be their voice, you can to.

I will walk every mile.

I will make a difference.

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