2020 Golden Isles Alzheimer's Walk

Raising awareness and funds for research and local service organization Memory Matters Glynn

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Ellen Provenzano

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My mom, Nancy Whitehead, was diagnosed with Alzheimer's seven years ago.  She approached the diagnosis with the same grace and positive attitude that she did with everything in her life.  As she battled the disease she progressed from minor confusion to the loss of a lifetime of memories.  She was often discouraged and afraid but she never voiced those fears or asked "why me".  She was sustained through the struggle by her faith in God, the love of her family, the support of friends, and wonderful caregivers.

Nancy passed away very peacefully in April.  She was blessed to leave the very dark tunnel of a horrible disease and enter the glorious bright light of heaven.  She is terribly missed by her family but we are so thankful that she no longer suffers from the ravages of Alzheimer's.  Her Christ -filled love of life and servant's attitude always shined through her beautiful smile.  

Our team, Nancy's Alzstars, will do all we can to raise funds to help researchers find a cure.  Last year our family gathered to walk in honor of Nancy and we will celebrate her life when we walk in her memory of her in October.  Please help us by donating today and join us in our efforts.

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Event

OCT
3

GOLDEN ISLES ALZHEIMER'S WALK

Saturday from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

In Person

Add to Calendar 2020-10-03 09:00:00 2020-10-03 12:00:00 America/New_York GOLDEN ISLES ALZHEIMER'S WALK Registration: 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM Walk: 10:30 AM Neptune Park<br>550 Beachview Dr, St Simons, GA 31522, USA

Registration: 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony: 10:00 AM Walk: 10:30 AM

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This community event brings together businesses and residents from Glynn county and surrounding areas to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's and dementia research and local support services. This family-friendly event takes place at the St. Simons Pier Village and provides something for everyone. Attendees will  honor and remember their loved ones in Neptune Park before participating in either a 1-mile or 2-mile walk through beautiful St. Simons.

Proceeds from the Golden Isles Alzheimer's Walk benefit Memory Matters Glynn, a local independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Brunswick, Ga. offering education, social activities for persons with memory impairment, individual consultations, memory screening and support groups in Glynn County and research efforts through the Goizueta Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., one of 27 active centers in the nation supported by the National Institutes of Health.

To learn more visit gaalz.org. 

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