This past Saturday, Michael and I attended our eighth Walk to End Alzheimer’s here in Dallas. Last year’s recap can be found here.
I say “attended” because I didn’t actually walk this year. Since I’m in a high-risk pregnancy and have been dealing with a lot of morning sickness, we thought it would be best if I sat this one out. I became the place where everyone would meet, left their valuables, and took pictures together.
I say “everyone” because we had quite a team this year. Michael’s coworkers formed a big part of our team. We were so happy that so many were able to come and support us.
Also, Michael’s mom and her friend came (friend not pictured). We were so happy she was able to come as well. She also plans to walk in the Alzheimer Walk in her home state later this year. It really made this weekend special!
Of course, I didn’t sit alone! Jerzee came along as well! I can’t remember how many walks this will be for her, but she has been to most of them throughout the years! She even wore her bandana she got last year.
One of my favorite parts of the opening ceremony is when we all raise our flowers for Alzheimer’s. Each color represents a different category. Yellow flowers are the ones who are caretakers. Blue flowers are the ones who have Alzheimer’s. Purple ones have lost someone to Alzheimer’s. And Orange ones are for those who are advocates or supporters.
Because of all the support from friends and family, we made our team goal, plus some! And I also made my personal goal (plus some) as well! We are so thankful for your thoughts, prayers, donations, and supportive comments. We are determined to find a cure for this horrible disease as well as help advocate for the care of those already dealing with this disease. Thank you for all of your support!