Thursday, August 23, 2007

Join the Memory Walk

A mind is a terrible thing to lose! Alzheimer's Disease is horrible and debilitating and it takes away the precious memories of those afflicted. The first case was diagnosed in 1901 by a German psychiatrist named Dr Alois Alzheimer. He diagnosed and followed the disease in a 50 year old patient and this disease that causes dementia and hardening of the arteries came to be know as Alzheimer's. Although there are several suggestions to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's such as intellectual stimulation, ginkgo biloba, fruits and veggies and a low fat diet - still not enough is known about it. It's time to find a cure!
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The
Memory Walk is held annually in hundreds of communities across the country. It is an inspiring and worthwhile event and volunteers of all ages are needed to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million. Team captains are needed NOW! You'll want to sign up early to make sure you have enough time to recruit your team and raise funds for the Alzheimer's! So sign up early and be a Team Captain!

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