Join a team and benefit Walk to End Alzheimer's
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Imagine a world without Alzheimer's disease. That's the goal of hundreds inviting you to walk with them this weekend.
Hundreds will be wearing t-shirts on Saturday morning for the “Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease.”
They say that together, everyone can end Alzheimer's, something that is quite an urgency to those living with the disease.
“I was diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s last October,” said J.C. Robinson.
J.C. Robinson has been one of those working hard to help recruit walk teams. She's been open about the struggles of trying to remember everyday things.
“Did I turn the stove off? Did I lock the door? And it means going back and checking that several times,I am happy I can remember that I should check,” said Robinson.
The goal of the walk is to raise millions for families who need help and ultimately fund research to find a cure.
“We want to promote a reason to hope, we are working hard to cure this disease, we are promoting the first survivor,” said Jill Gorley of the Alzheimer's Association.
The Alzheimer's Association say that they hear stories similar to Robinson’s every day. They are amazed at their resilience and the positive outlook they keep toward one day having a world without Alzheimer’s disease.
“It's been an adjustment, but you move on, you figure out what you can be grateful for what you can still do, and do it,” said Robinson.
The walk is at Sawyer Point. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the walk starts at 10 a.m.