This past Saturday, my daughter and I participated, for the 3rd time, in the Walk to End Alzheimers. Once again, we were moved to tears. The local event us growing in participants every year, and that either means Alzheimer's is affecting more and more people, or there are more people wanting to show their support, and work towards finding a cure.
At the event, walkers get to choose a flower to personalize and "plant in the ground" during the walk, and take home after the event. There are different colors, that mean different things. A yellow flower means you are a caregiver, purpler means you have lost someone, orange means you are a supporter, and blue means you have Alzheimers. This year we noticed more orange and more purple, but less yellow than in past years. Someday there will be less purple...someday there will be no more reason to walk at all, as there will be a cure!
I always want to thank those who support us every year, whether it be with a donation to our team "Memories Matter", or if you just supported us with your encouragement. It means a lot to us. I also want to thank my Avon customers who, through local orders, and online orders, donated over $60 to the Alzheimer's foundation! Thank you so very much!