Why I Walk – Marie Kolendo


My name is Marie Kolendo and I Walk in memory of my very good friend Marcelle Cook.

Marcelle was a 70-plus year old, vibrant and fun loving French Canadian, who loved traveling and spending time with her daughter and grandchildren.

Four years ago Marcelle was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and she passed away in November of 2012.

While it was very difficult to see Marcelle and her family face so many challenges as the disease progressed, it was comforting that given my work with the Alzheimer’s Association I was able to help them find support groups and other programs to ease the burden to the extent possible.

The 2014 Walks to End Alzheimer’s may be over, but there is still time to donate.

Get involved and make a difference for the millions of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias!

Northern Neck – Middle Peninsula: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_NorthernNeck

Fredericksburg: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_Fredericksburg

Tri-Cities: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_TriCities

Richmond: Donate at http://bit.ly/ALZ_Walk_GRVA


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