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Why I Walk with Robin Jones

1 Nov

Why I Walk Wednesday- Robin Jones

I walk in honor of my mom Otelia Jones who passed away a year and a half ago. She was a very loving, strong, and wonderful mother of 13 kids. She always made sure we came together for all the major holidays. I will always remember singing Christmas carols on Christmas Eve to having big Thanksgiving dinners with all her kids. Family meant the world to her. She also loved to cook and sing in the church choir.

My mom passed away 6 months after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. In those 6 months, I watched this disease take away everything she has ever known. It was so hard watching this disease diminish her capacity to remember the people she loved so much. I also walk because I don’t want other families to go through what mine has gone through; watching their love for one another slip away each day.

I’m hoping that a cure is soon found to end this horrible and debilitating disease. Until then I will walk to end Alzheimer’s.

Robin Jones
Team Captain, Making a Difference
Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Why I Walk Wednesday with Pat Davis

28 Jun

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Once again our team is supporting the Peninsula Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 7, 2017. As many of you know we have moved Mother to an Assisted Living/Memory Care Facility here in Virginia.  We walk to honor Mother as well as reclaim the future for millions of others.

I am so proud of Mother for her courage and positive attitude as she navigates this journey on uncharted waters. She continues to encourage those around her, participate in activities, and she still loves to sing. One lady said to her, “I do not know why I am here.” Mother’s answer was “Maybe this is where God wants you to be right now.” She then gave the lady a big hug.

Putting puzzles together has become one of her favorite activities and it is so good for her. My sister Kathy and I feel so blessed to have her close by. Even when she may not be sure who we are, she always enjoys a visit from family and friends. She also loves getting mail.

We are committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. This is why we walk.

Peninsula Walk
Pat Davis, Team Captain
Pop’s Breakfast Babes Plus You

Why I Walk Wednesday with Tiffany Elston

20 Jul

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We walk in honor of my mom (Nana) who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s three years ago at the age of 49. 

We walk in support of my dad (Papa) and other caregivers out there that give so much of their time to care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

We walk in memory of all those who have lost their battle with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, including my Grandma Tink.

And we walk to show our commitment to the cause and help in raising funds for the much needed research, in hopes that one day there is a cure.

Alzheimer’s knows no bounds and everyone is at risk! The Walk helps you realize you are not alone and together we can make a difference.

Please join with me and register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

21 Oct


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.

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Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s

10 Oct

Ashley Jordan, YAAA! Member

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