I used to try to keep my personal life completely separate from my blog, but now I find myself dying to share more details about myself with you, my lovely readers. It’s hard to continue the separation because I get involved with you through social media and your comments. I enjoy learning about you, and in appreciation of your openness, I would like to give you a little bit more of me.
This year, for the first time, I will be participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Run to Remember. Alzheimer’s Disease is an illness that not only destroys an individual’s memories but also hurts physically and emotionally. I will always remember how frustrated an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can feel because he knows that he no longer has specific memories. His struggle to remember his daughter was so painful to watch, and I saw how his daughter quickly hid the flash of pain that crossed her face when he finally admitted that he couldn’t remember her. For the friends and family of someone with Alzheimer’s, the disease progresses all too rapidly because they struggle alongside that individual every day as he tries to maintain functions of daily living.
Right now, for people suffering from Alzheimer’s, they have no control. They cannot make new memories, and they often miss important events in the lives of their friends and family. This disease frequently leaves people feeling discouraged and helpless because it is a tremendous struggle to even slow its progression. To give people a chance to fight back, we need more understanding and more research. We need to find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, and that is why I’m raising funds to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to supporting excellent research with the ultimate goal of finding a way to treat, prevent, and cure the disease. The Association also works tirelessly to offer care, support, education, and resources to the millions already affected by this disease.
I’ve always believed in supporting the race to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, but I was never directly involved in it before. This is my year to take that first step towards making a difference, and I hope that you will join me in this adventure! I am determined to fight against this disease by running with the Run to Remember team. I truly think every little bit helps, whether it is a monetary donation to support Alzheimer’s research or volunteering to help the elderly exercise their minds.
If you’re interested in supporting me as I run to help others, please go here to make a donation. Words can’t even describe how much I would appreciate your support for this cause.
Thank you all for inspiring me to try new things, to take chances, and to believe that anything can be accomplished with hard work and dedication.