Category Volunteering

For my Best Friend – Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: The 2017 Walk season begins Saturday, Sept. 9! Register for a walk near you at alz.org/walk. By Julia Leonard Living in Butte, Montana, Taylor James puts her favorite memories at her family’s cabin by Wise River, 45 miles from the town she grew up in. “Our whole entire family on both sides would […]

To Help Others Share their Story: Why I Walk

By Alex Sokoll Allie Schumacher was living in France when her mother began showing symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Allie’s mom decided to stay silent on the matter, something Allie wants other families to avoid. Join Allie and the thousands walking on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Pacific Northwest Walk to End Alzhiemer’s.

To Support a Community: Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: We’re less than a month away from the start of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s season. Register at alz.org/walk!  By Julia Leonard Mardell Xavier remembers her mother’s lifelong passion for photography – especially taking photos of family and friends. “She loved to take photographs of everyone and everything she did. I have […]

For a Human Calculator: Why I Walk

Editor’s Note: There are 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s in Washington and Northern Idaho in 2017. Register today at alz.org/walk By Julia Leonard Bob Kaftan always admired his mother for her analytical abilities. “She was a human calculator,” Bob recalls. “She could add, subtract and divide faster than anybody else in the family. She was very good […]

Kids Meet a Woman With Alzheimer’s

Editor’s Note: Join the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Join one of our 16 Walks at alz.org/walk. In order to create a world without Alzheimer’s, we need to talk about the disease. Openness about Alzheimer’s eliminates the stigma surrounding it and helps people understand what Alzheimer’s is. Myriam Marquez is one of our most dedicated advocates […]

Join these communities for the Walk to end Alzheimer’s – Part 2

From Pullman to Port Angeles, our 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s across Washington and Northern Idaho cover a lot of ground. Below are the other eight walks of 2017. Register for any of them at alz.org! Longview – September 23, Sacajawea Park   Walla Walla – September 24, Fort Walla Walla Park   Seattle – […]

Join these communities for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Part 1

From Pullman to Port Angeles, our 16 Walks to End Alzheimer’s across Washington and Northern Idaho cover a lot of ground. Below are the first eight walks of 2017. Register for any of them at alz.org! Tri-Cities – September 9, Columbia Park   Tacoma – September 10, University of Puget Sound   Moses Lake – […]