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11Sep/100

I Walked to End Alzheimer’s

I walked with thousands of supporters today to end Alzheimer's. I walk as I lost my grandmother to Alzheimer's two years ago. Currently, there is no cure for this progressive and fatal disease. It is the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States and 5.3 million Americans are living with this disease.  I believe this disease is worse than others not just because it has no cure or is fatal but also because it is emotionally exhausting for caregivers to watch as the disease destroys a critical part of our everyday lives - memories. Alzheimer's destroys brain cells, causing memory loss, so watching my grandmother forget my name or the memories I cherished with her was the hardest part. But I also believe there is hope and someday soon there will be a cure. I encourage you to donate to the Alzheimer's Association or sign a petition (by 9/21/10) urging Congress to increase funding for research and protection of vital Alzheimer's programs, as I did. We can make a difference.

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