We have been Alzheimer’s advocates since our mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2006. A couple of years later my mother-in-law also showed signs and her diagnosis included Parkinson’s.
We were National Alzheimer’s Ambassadors and have been to Capitol Hill in D.C. many times. We hold fundraisers, write op-eds, work on Walk Committees for ALZGLA, and Maggie works with Leeza Gibbons’ Care Connection as a HUGS Ambassador. I am an Ambassador with The Youth Movement Against Alzheimer’s.
In July we went to Peru to climb Machu Picchu with 35 other advocates from 5 countries. We’re just getting started.