This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is approaching. This will be my sixth year participating to raise awareness for this very important cause. In 2016 my team ROLO (Remembering Our Loved Ones) raised a whopping $16,525.

In 2004 I lost my father to this horrible disease. He was only 74, and his passing left a huge void in our family. I really miss my dad. It was heart wrenching to watch him slip away from us as this monster overtook him and destroyed his mind and spirit. There are too many victims living with this disease and slowly dying from it. We have to do something.

Today 5 million people have Alzheimer’s. By 2050, it’s going to be 16 million. We have to act now to stop it. If you have ever watched as someone has succumbed to this disease, you understand how imperative it is that we help eradicate this thing and stop the heartache and the suffering. Research needs more funding. I am committed to making a difference. Team ROLO would like to continue our successful efforts. And that’s where you come in — we couldn’t do this without your generosity and assistance. I’m asking you to consider helping others by donating to the walk and walking with me in spirit. Please remember your loved ones. Please help save the brains of future generations — your children’s and grandchildren’s. Together, we can find the first survivor.

If you would like to donate, visit Alz.org.

On behalf of the millions living with this disease, I thank you for your support. My dad thanks you. I know he smiles for my efforts.

Nancy (Bolduc) Luce

Skowhegan


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