Mattie's Walk For A Cure!
Organized by: Angela Iheasimua
In Honor of Mrs. Mattie Templeton Moore:
It is an honor to be the granddaughter of a phenomenal woman! On behalf of my beautiful family, all would agree that we were blessed to be in the family of Mrs. Moore. My grandmother was a well known person in the communities lived and she touched the lives of many. Her legacy will live on forever. I have countless memories of a life well shared with my grandmother from her picking me up at kindergarten school to handing me her famous cookbook, when I became a mother, full of delicious homemade recipes. I have a greater appreciation for elders and I encourage you to spend more quality time with them and learn as much as you can from them. Elders often wear many hats in the family. My grandmother was one of those elders who taught the importance of having strong cultural values and being culturally-grounded. She passed on positive cultural knowledge and traditions with telling stories and riddles, singing, dancing, religion, family reunions, and cooking with family. Alzheimer's Disease came uninvited. This disease robbed Mrs. Moore (my grandmother) of her memories, her gentle nature, and her future. My grandmother, a phenomenal woman, was my hero, historian, mentor, nurturer, secret confidante, and spiritual guide. Grandmothers are unique and a bonifide role model who serve as proof of survival and resilience. In my family, grandmothers play a crucial role in extended families as decision-makers and advisors with affective influence. Our Phenomenal Woman will be greatly missed. The end of Alzheimer's Disease begins with me but I can't do it alone. Can I count on your for help?