Alzheimer’s disease stole my Grandma Graham’s ability to independently bathe, dress, and go to the bathroom. A woman who used to cook scrumptious meals for holiday gatherings could no longer cook. A woman who used to go door-to-door witnessing to non-Christians could no longer drive. Alzheimer’s robbed Grandma of the independence she so thoroughly enjoyed,Continue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Charity Wilson”
Why I Walk – Faith of My Mother I have always loved the song “Faith of our Fathers.” I have fond memories of my father singing this in his rich baritone voice and my mother playing it on the piano. “Faith of our fathers, holy faith, We will be true to Thee till death.” ChildrenContinue reading “Why I Walk Wednesday with Mary Dziedziak”
We walk for our grandmother, Georgia Green Johnson and for our dad, Eugene W Johnson, Jr. Our story starts back in the late ’90s when we lost our grandmother to this horrible illness. We can remember walking into the nursing home to visit. She would be so scared and in a fetal position because sheContinue reading “Why I Walk- Tammy McCullough & Teresa Sanders”
SEA Club- Seniors Enjoying Art– An arts program created by Michaella Lynch for Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients at Westminster Canterbury Retirement Home.
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.
Meghan Dalessandro participated in the Western Tidewater Walk to End Alzheimer’s® from Guam, where her husband is stationed! This man is my motivation. My Papa. Eugene L. New. Today would have been my papa’s birthday. Our first one without him….
By Robin Sexauer This year will be very different as I am walking in memory of my father, Robert W. Sexauer. For the past 10 years I have co-chaired the Yuk Yuk & Joe’s Restaurant Team with Kathleen Peirson on the Eastern Shore and walked in honor of my father with my dog, also known as his four-leggedContinue reading “Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s”
Erin Miller is the Volunteer Walk Chair for the Farmville Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. She is the Vice President of Philanthropic Service of Sigma Kappa Sorority at Longwood University. Erin is a senior at Longwood who came from Richmond. While the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is part of Sigma Kappa’s National Philanthropy, Erin has a personal passionContinue reading “Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s”
Kimberly Phelps is using the skills her grandmother taught her to raise money for her South Hampton Roads Walk to End Alzheimer’s team. She is baking cupcakes in memory of her grandmother, Dorothy Jane Athey Nance, who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. To order cupcakes call Kimberly at 641-1310 or email her for a listContinue reading “Why I Walk to End Alzheimer’s”