Why I Walk with Marina Dailey

Why I Walk with Marina Dailey, Team Captain of Yolanda and Shirley’s Angels I have experienced this terrible disease with two very important loved ones that meant the world to our family. First, my Grandmother, Shirley B. Perry was a loving sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. She would do anything for anyone. She was anContinue reading “Why I Walk with Marina Dailey”

Why I Walk with Theresa Sawyer

Why I Walk with Theresa Sawyer, Team captain of Edward Jones-Forget- Me- Nots Virginia Beach I’m leading the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. I witnessed the effects this disease had on my grandfather and all his family as he suffered from Alzheimer’s.  It is notContinue reading “Why I Walk with Theresa Sawyer”

Why I Walk with Alice Beaton

I walk for my Dad (Team Richard) my hero. He lived with Alzheimer’s for 10 years. It was so sad to see his decline. And even times he knew there was just “somethings not right”.  He lived his last three years in the nursing home. He didn’t know me but I always knew him andContinue reading “Why I Walk with Alice Beaton”

Why I Walk with Gino Colombara

I am Gino Colombara and I have had the honor to be the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter for the past 23 years. I walk each year for a very personal reason. My journey with Alzheimer’s started over 30 years ago. It began with my father, John Colombara. While I wasContinue reading “Why I Walk with Gino Colombara”

Why I Walk with Sheila Mayes

Why I Walk I have been a nurse since 1991. Many of those years as a nurse have been spent working with people who have dementia. It is both challenging and rewarding. I love it! Those people are part of the reason why I walk. However, the biggest reason is that my paternal grandmother hadContinue reading “Why I Walk with Sheila Mayes”

Why I Walk with Sheila Craze

WHY I WALK WITH SHEILA CRAZE – HONORING HER DAD DAVID CRAZE This is my Dad and my hero, David A. Craze.  On June 12th, 2017 he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  A day will come that he will forget that I’m his favorite kid and that he’s even my Dad.  No one should have toContinue reading “Why I Walk with Sheila Craze”

Why I Walk with Melissa Minkowski

My dad was diagnosed with Early-Onset Alzheimer’s at the age of 55. My grandma Elsie (my dad’s mom) passed from Alzheimer’s. Oh, what I would’ve given to know then what I know now… Now, my husband and I are now going through different forms of dementia with his parents. To see 3 of your 4Continue reading “Why I Walk with Melissa Minkowski”

Why I Walk with Faith Belote

I walk to honor my father’s memory and my mother’s steadfast love and devotion as his caregiver over a ten-year journey. This couple worked hard and saved for retirement but the travel and relaxation were not as anticipated. An Alzheimer’s diagnosis stole those precious years. This long battle day by day took its toll onContinue reading “Why I Walk with Faith Belote”

April Volunteer Spotlight: Pat Lewis

Congratulations to Pat Lewis, our April Volunteer of the Month! Pat is a fantastic volunteer and has been instrumental in raising funds for the Alzheimer’s Association® through the Williamsburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and volunteering as a facilitator for our early-stage support groups. When Pat moved back to the area from northern California in 2009,Continue reading “April Volunteer Spotlight: Pat Lewis”