Dear Friends and Family,
Alzheimer’s disease is a global epidemic. Worldwide, at least 44 million people are living with the disease, including over 5 million Americans. In the United States alone, more than 15 million Americans are serving as caregivers — a physically, emotionally and financially draining role. To honor all those facing Alzheimer’s, I am participating in The Longest Day®, a sunrise-to-sunset event that takes place on June 21, 2015. This corresponds to my return home from walking the Camino de Santiago – the 500 mile pilgrimage from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago, Spain.
We are challenging ourselves to honor those who face Alzheimer’s every day with strength, heart and endurance. I hope to make a big contribution in the fight against Alzheimer’s by reaching my personal fundraising goal of $2,500.00, and I’d be so grateful if you would support me. Your support of my walk and The Longest Day will help the Alzheimer’s Association to enhance care and support and advance critical research for all those affected by this devastating disease. You can help me reach my goal by making a donation using the button on the right.
Congrats on you r achievement. It was a delight to meet you and spend some time with you. We finally leave S de C tomo and had a lovely farewell dinner with Martin and a few others. Stay safe and well and if you ever make it to Sydney look us up. Ann and Lyn who you passed so often.
Ann and Lyn, It was a delight and blessing to have walked with you too. I’m so happy you made it and had dinner with Martin. Safe travels home.
My name is Mike Rutledge and I am a writer for Xavier’s alumni magazine. I have been asked by my editor to write about your recent walk and your experiences with it for our next issue of the magazine. I’ve printed out your beautiful entries and will be reviewing them soon. I’m wondering if there are one or two times that might be convenient for me to give you a call and interview you for 20-30 minutes about it, and how your Xavier experiences may have led you to this. I would appreciate if you would contact me at email@example.com or 513-580-2870. Thanks very much. Mike Rutledge