On Saturday, my family and I participated in the Triangle Memory Walk, in support of Alzheimer’s research and patient care.
It was a pretty cool event. I hadn’t ever done one before. But this one was special to us.
The back of the shirts we made.
Our grandfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year. It has been a strange road. My grandmother (my dad’s mom) was diagnosed several years ago, and is very advanced in the disease. So its been tough seeing Granddaddy in the beginning stages of it, knowing where it can lead. We’ve been wanting to do something, and when this walk came up, we knew it was a perfect opportunity.
There were over 2,500 people registered to walk, and they all raised over $130,000! There were groups there like ours, walking in honor of a loved one. There were community groups, sororities, and there were even nursing home employees pushing patients through the walk. It was really awesome.
I think we’ll do it again next year. It was nice to do something productive as a family. It was only a mile & a half walk, but it feels like we really accomplished something.