Did you know that Alzheimer’s is now the most costly disease in the United States and that no Alzheimer’s victim has ever recovered from the disease – yet? These are some of the insights into this devastating disease that DeWinter Group employees learned by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in San Jose this month, hosted annually by the Alzheimer’s Association. It was a truly remarkable event. We joined thousands of other volunteers on a beautiful morning walk through downtown San Jose, united in a mission to end Alzheimer’s.
The spirit exhibited by the Walk participants – determined but still festive and upbeat – was amazing. Some had close family members or friends who had succumbed to the disease and were marching in their loved ones’ memory. Some were current Alzheimer’s caregivers, the people who give so much to provide help to Alzheimer’s victims. Some were even people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s themselves.
Regardless of each individual situation, all came for the same reasons: to raise awareness about this unique disease and help find a cure for it. In the words of one of the speakers, “We are in search of the First Survivor!”
If you would like to join this important fight, you can sign up for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event that is coming up in San Francisco on Saturday, November 9th. For more information about the event and how to sign up, please click here. The DeWinter Group will also be there to support this awesome cause!