Why I walk to end Alzheimer’s


Why I walk to end Alzheimer’s

It was mid-September 2015 when a man standing near me at the Tacoma train station struck up a seemingly innocent conversation.
I explained I was there to wave goodbye to my dear friend who had joined me in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event that day in Tacoma. Attired in my purple Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt, he took a good look at it and chuckled slightly before making a comment I never anticipated.

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