Almost every single one of my closest friends and family is related to, or knows someone suffering from dementia. For me, this person was my Grandmother -- it was the only way that I knew her. I witnessed my Grandmother and my family struggle with the effects of her Alzheimer’s, but we loved her through it all. It was incredibly difficult to wintess, but my family and I share so many fond memories of "Big D." We were each other’s support, and it has been a dream of mine to be able to give back to a cause that can somehow provide resources or funding to families and individuals affected by this degenerative disease. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America provides both.
I am not only running this Tough Mudder for myself and to push my own limits, but I am now running it in honor of everyone who has ever been impacted by Alzheimer’s. I am asking for your support and contribution to sponsor not only me and the rest of the AFA Tough Mudder team, but ultimately to benefit all of the families and individuals living with Alzheimer’s today.
My goal of $1000 may be hefty, but the possibility of seeing major headway in Alzheimer’s treatment during my lifetime is worth every penny and every ounce of mud and sweat. Even if you cannot contribute financially, I ask that you please share my fundraising page in order to help me reach my targeted goal.
Thank you for your support!
♡ We love you Dolores T. Witmer ♡