On September 23rd the Chiquita and I will be walking in the 2012 Naperville Walk to End Alzheimer’s at North Central College in Naperville, IL. This will be my fourth year walking for Alzheimer’s research and recognition.
As you may or may not know this is a cause that is very near and dear to my heart since my Grandma Bonnie was diagnosed with AD many years ago.
I have spent 2012 as a member of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Naperville Committee where I have been working with many other volunteers to gather sponsorships and in-kind donations to make this year a success!
I have truly enjoyed volunteering for the Naperville Walk Committee and have met many people this year. Some of the volunteers work for housing facilities, such as Naperville’s Sunrise Senior Living at 960 E. Chicago Ave., who has graciously allowed the Committee to hold monthly meetings in their conference room and others, like me, have a family member who suffers from the heartbreaking disease.
With that said, I am seriously lacking in my own personal donation goals because I have devoted my time to the committee versus to simply raising money for the cause. It is very heartbreaking to watch the deterioration of my Grandma Bonnie, someone who has impacted my life in many ways and has taught me many life lessons.
That is why I am reaching out to you, my readers. If each of my readers gave $5, holy moly, I would be so honored and so touched. And so would my entire Italian family.
You can donate right here: http://act.alz.org/site/TR?px=5574735&pg=personal&fr_id=1723&et=ECvRbMcckmnYQbWRXIRcIw&s_tafId=11193
If you would like more information on the 2012 Naperville Walk to End Alzheimer’s please visit http://act.alz.org/naperville2012 or contact me.
Here are past pieces I’ve written on the Alzheimer’s Association:
Thank you for your support! :)