My first connection with Alzheimer’s was with my maternal grandmother. My grandmother passed away in 1996 at the age of 82 after having the disease for 7 years. I was working in Northern Virginia at the time and only made it to the Shore 3-4 times a year, but I became very familiar with theContinue reading “Why I Walk With Diana Lumley”
I’m walking in honor and memory of my grandfather to help reclaim the future for millions. My grandfather was a brilliant man who unfortunately lost his battle with Alzheimer’s four years ago this July. By participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, I’m committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’sContinue reading “Why I Walk with Stephen Opitz”
We are walking in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to honor my mother, Jean Emmel who suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years. She always had a smile on her face even when she wasn’t sure just who I was or thought my children, who have grandchildren of their own, were still young at home. MotherContinue reading “Why I Walk with Janet Eubank”
My husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s back in 2010 and I cared for him until he passed at home in 2014. I miss my husband of almost 60 years of marriage, my partner in life. Well, to honor him and his love of travel. My children decided to take our journey on the road toContinue reading “Why I Walk with Jacqueline Ferguson”
My name is Brad Fleenor and I am the 2017 Coastal Virginia Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk Chair and I Walk to End Alzheimer’s for my grandmother Mimi. My Mimi was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2008 and from that moment on, my family has been deeply impacted by this disease. One spring day, while IContinue reading “Why I Walk with Brad Fleenor”
Alzheimer’s took my paternal grandmother’s life in February of 2007. Now it is trying to claim my father’s. He was diagnosed with early onset in October of 2009. It is one of the worst diseases to watch a loved one go through. Besides the memory loss and not being able to perform daily tasks, theContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Brettani Cropper”
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 MotherContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Pat Davis”
We are walking in the Walk to honor my mother; Jean Emmel who suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years.
I’m walking in honor and memory of my grandfather, Robert Painter, to help reclaim the future for millions. My grandfather was a brilliant man who unfortunately lost his battle with Alzheimer’s three years ago.
At Brookdale Virginia Beach we all have different reasons why we support ALZ: