Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Papa's Team's Revival

Papa's Team -- the 2013 rendition.

  Last summer, I had the opportunity to lead a fundraising and walk effort on behalf of my grandpa benefiting the Alzheimer's Association. 

  Through the help of friends, family and loyal readers, Papa's Team was able to collect $700 for the Portland edition of the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's.

  After the walk last summer, I wanted to commit to making the walk a yearly event --to bring attention to the far-reaching disease, raise funds for an outstanding organization, and most importantly, walk in the memory of Papa each and every year.

  As promised, it's that time again to start leading fundraising efforts, and asking friends and family to join us for a walk at PIR in September. 

  Walk details are as follows:
2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's 
Portland, OR 
Date: Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2pm 
Location: Portland International Raceway 
1940 North Victory Boulevard Portland, OR 97217 
Coordinator: Kara Busick 
Phone: 503-416-0209 
Why Walk is Important
Click for details about Alzheimer's.
  The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities across the country, the walk calls on participants of all ages and abilities to help affect the future for millions.

  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease -- the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

  The cost of care and support is rising on a yearly basis because the number of those living with Alzheimer's continues to grow exponentially. It is up to us to help ease those costs, and hopefully, eventually, find a cure.

  My family lost Papa to Alzheimer's in the Spring of 2009, after a 12-year bout with the disease. If our fundraising can help bring awareness to, aid a caregiver or family member, or eventually help with finding a cure, then we have done our job.

  I hope you can join us on September 7th, or donate on behalf of Papa's Team! Let me know if you have any questions.

Nana & Papa
The Dresslers
My cousin, Robbie, & I with Papa.   
Nana & Papa on their anniversary in 2009. 
The Promise Garden at the 2013 Walk. 

Walk start like at Portland International Raceway.
The button I had made for Papa's Team.


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