“I am currently trying to secure a partnership with Converse to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and encourage my family, friends, and colleagues alike to participate in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s. Initially, I wanted to honor my grandparents at my wedding by asking my bridal party and 500 wedding guests alike to purchase purple chuck Taylor’s in honor of Alzheimer’s research. Then I decided to this idea one step further with Converse, and I hope that every participant in this year’s Walk To End Alzheimer’s will be wearing custom purple converse sneakers for their loved ones lost to the disease. Through this initiative, my goal is to unify and recognize each and every advocate fighting to end this terrible disease.”