My involvement started with my mom. She had a long battle with the disease and it was a difficult journey for our family. I couldn’t believe that while I was going through this that no one really talked about the disease. After my mom passed and I overcame some health issues of my own, I decided I wanted to start doing the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Soon afterwards I joined the walk committee and became co-chair of the walk in 2012 and 2014. I do this because I know how devastating the diagnosis is and could not stand on the sidelines. I felt a call to action to bring awareness, fundraise and be a part of the movement to end this disease. Now with my daughter, my passion is deeper because I don’t want her to have to deal with this disease in the future. Hopefully she won’t.