Why I Walk – Kat Simons

Why I Walk

My name is Kat Simons and I Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the Central Virginia community.

A few years ago, I watched as my neighbors, a sweet and kind couple, had their lives turned upside down when the husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

It was shocking, devastating, and heartbreakingly sad to see how the disease changed everything for them. He was a former college coach who gave his all to his team and now, there he was, relying on his wife to give her all to him as his caregiver.

This year, I was honored to be the emcee for the Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s and help raise awareness about the disease, the programs offered by the Association, and the need for research.

The statistics ARE scary!

Every 67 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s is not just an old person’s disease and it does not discriminate as it affects individuals from all walks of life. It can, and more than likely will, touch all of us personally sooner than later.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an amazing experience. To look out at the sea of people and realize that all of us are united for one reason – to stop Alzheimer’s disease in its tracks!

Get involved!

We need EVERYONE’S help if we want to end Alzheimer’s in our lifetime.

The time to act is NOW!

The 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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