Sunday, August 31, 2014

Walk to End Alzheimer's Countdown

  T-minus one week and counting until the Walk to End Alzheimer's kicks off at Portland International Raceway on Sunday, September 7th.

  I know everyone's wallets have been opened this summer with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. If you haven't yet put those wallets away, Papa's Team -- my family's team in memory of my grandpa, who we lost to Alzheimer's in 2009 -- would love your participation or your donation.

  As a quick reminder, The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It's held annually in more than 600 communities across the US.

  When you donate to the Walk to End Alzheimer's, your fundraising dollars directly fuel the Alzheimer's Association's mission-related initiatives of care, support and research. Their mission is: to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Walk Day Schedule -- September 7th 2014
Registration: 12-2 
Live Music: 12:30-3:15 
Promise Garden Pick-Up/Decorating: 12-2 
Team Photos: 12-2 
Bus Rally/Voting: 12-2 
Car Show/Voting: 12-2 
Panorama Photo: 1:30 
Opening Ceremony: 1:45 
Bus Rally Winner: 2 
Walk Start: 2 
Car Show Winner: 2 
Route Length: 2.99 miles

  ***Between now and Saturday night -- September 6th, I will match all donations made by 'Social Media Friends' (People I've reached through social media...Mom, you don't count).*** 

  Donate to Papa's Team, or if you'd like to join us on Sunday, register for the walk by clicking on the links -- walking is free!

  Alzheimer's is a far-reaching disease that does not discriminate -- help us try to put an end to the 'long goodbyes' and see the Alzheimer's Association's vision: a world without Alzheimer's disease.



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