2020 Golden Isles Alzheimer's Walk

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

$45,688

261 supporters

$50,000 goal

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Paul Whitehead

$910

by 12 supporters

$1,000 goal

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                                                              Mom, with my three sons (Ben, Jack, and David)

My mom, Nancy B. Whitehead, of St. Simons Island, GA, passed away due to Alzheimer’s disease in April 2020 at the age of 82.  Her last few years were difficult as this horrible disease slowly robbed her of her memories of friends, then family, and finally even how to eat.   Our family prays that sometime in the future research will find a cure so that other families do not have to suffer watching their moms and dads slowly decline.  

Mom enjoyed being a full-time mother for many years.  In 1977 she became an executive assistant at Sun Oil and later worked for 21 years at Cox Enterprises (executive assistant to VP of Content Acquisition) until her retirement in 2002.  Nancy worked selflessly as an active volunteer in many organizations throughout her life, especially at Roswell United Methodist Church where she facilitated their Survivors of Suicide group for nearly two decades.  

Nancy is survived by two children; five grandchildren, Daniel Provenzano (Beth), Jennifer Provenzano Hardy (Jared), David Whitehead, Jack Whitehead (Emily) and Ben Whitehead (Clare); and three great- grandchildren, Harrison and Davis Provenzano and Kinsey Hardy.  For decades her favorite vacation was to care for her grandchildren.  She was beloved by all those grandchildren and great grandchildren for her patience, kindness, and sweet disposition.  Her Christ-filled love of life and servant’s attitude shined through her works and her smile.

Please consider giving to help researchers find a cure for this disease.

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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