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The Walk To End Alzheimer's
Posted 9/14/2011 12:00:00 AM

I'll bet you know someone with Alzheimer's disease. Perhaps it's a family member, a co-worker's family member or even a friend. Did you know Alzheimer's disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.? And that it can strike people even in their 40's and 50's?

 

 

I knew someone who had Alzheimer's disease. My dad, Joe Quill, was diagnosed with the illness in his late 70's. I watched a man so full of life and brilliance fade away. It took a toll on our family and it devastated his friends who loved and respected him through the years.

 

 

Thanks to the Alzheimer's Association, great strides have been made in finding treatments and in getting closer to preventing the disease. But we're not done yet. And that is why I'm hosting the Greater Boston Walk To End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, September 25th, at Canal Park in Cambridge. I hope you'll join me, or make a contribution to help fund research and programs that provide support and information to patients and their loved ones.

 

 

To find out more, go to our events page, or click the link below.

 

http://alz.org/manh/in_my_community_21525.asp

 

 

Posted By: Nancy Quill  

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