The Early Stagers are putting on their walking shoes to prepare for the 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease. The Milwaukee County Walk is on Saturday, October 4 at Mount Mary University campus in Milwaukee. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with the promise garden ceremony at 9:40 a.m. and Walk starting at 10 a.m.
Funds are being raised to provide support and education programs and fund research to find new medicines and hopefully a cure to end Alzheimer’s disease. Those of us living with the disease appreciate the monthly support meetings and discussions at the Alzheimer’s Association office in Milwaukee.
We also enjoy participating in the early stage outings at the monthly Memory Café at Panera Bread in Brookfield along with our spouses and care partners. We bond, play games, sing, are entertained and have lots of fun together. The friendships made within the group have given us just the support we need.
Those of us living with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, along with family and friends will walk for a purpose on Saturday October 4 to raise awareness and funds and bond together in the hope that someday there will be a way to end Alzheimer’s disease. My team, Barb’s Memory Makers, along with Brant’s Buddies will be walking in the Milwaukee County Walk. Thanks also to Mike and Julie Grassel’s team, Grassel’s Gang, who raised funds and walked in the recent walk in Waukesha County.
Join us in our efforts to support our programs and end Alzheimer’s disease. Register now at http://www.alz.org/walk
Barbara Cheek Johnson is a journalist living with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. She and her husband, Dan, will be walking with their team, Barb’s Memory Makers, on October 4th.