The day I registered Team Stumped Town Dementia for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s was a bad day for Mom.
She was racked with episodes of rage, couldn’t swallow her pills, frantically repeated her mantra of “going home” desperate to escape her actual house in an effort to escape herself. As I tucked her into bed that night and tickled her toes, winning the only giggle of the day from her, I thought of the Walk and said to myself,
“Yeah, I got skin in the game.”
I'm participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's® because I'm committed to raising awareness and funds for dementia care, support, and research not just for our dementia household but for the 5.8 million people currently living with dementia in the U.S. and the estimated 16 million other family caregivers who support them. Team Stumped Town Dementia is stomping purposefully down the path to Alzheimer’s first survivor so future generations can age free of the fear of dementia.
But we need your help. You who also have skin in the game. A lot of skin in the game.
Please consider a donation in support of Team Stumped Town Dementia’s goal of $1,500. Your generosity will help advance vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention, and, ultimately, a cure for the disease.
You can make a secure, online donation here or write a check.* All donations benefit the Alzheimer’s Association — and every dollar makes a difference in this fight.
If you're in the Portland, Oregon area I’d also be thrilled if you joined our team on Walk Day, Saturday, August 24th! We'll provide the mimosa’s, you provide your own sippy cup! Sign up here to become a member of Team Stumped Town Dementia.
On behalf of Mom, and our entire dementia household, thank you for everything you have already done to support us in this journey, reading the blog, sharing your thoughts, becoming a part of our story as online and in-person friends and relatives - I hope you will also join us with a donation to end this thing once and for all.
~ Lickety Glitz
*Check donations should be made out to the Alzheimer's Association. You can a mail check to the Alzheimer's Association along with the form available on my fundraising page (click the "Mail-in donation" link next to the "Donate" button). Or, right-click on the jpeg below, and choose "Save Image As" to your desktop for a printable form.