Not sure if you noticed the additions to my blog (that was sarcasm), but after much contemplation on what I could do to make the world a little better and honor an incredible man, I decided to start a team in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Mom and I are co-captains of a team, lovingly named "Walking for Wildman", in honor of Grandpa Sleight. The walk that we will be joining is on October 8th at Atlantic Station. My team goal is $10,000 with my personal goal being $2,500. I feel like I may be a bit overreaching, but I figure you can never raise too much money for a good cause!
So here's where I need YOUR help. Join our team! Walk with us. There's no sign-up fee and no obligation to raise money, but if you raise at least $200, you get an awesome purple "Walk to End Alzheimer's" shirt. C'mon, how cool is that? Ü If you don't want to join our team or can't, help us raise money. Reach out to your family and friends and give this disease the recognition that it needs.
I think everyone tries to find that thing in life that sets them apart, that thing that makes their mark on the world for those in the future to see. I honestly have never felt so passionate about something before. I guess because nothing has really affected me like this has. In the final stages of Grandpa Sleight's life, I saw the joy and fire burn away. I saw a man who fought in a war and came back to raise five kids and earn a doctorate whither away. I understand that everyone gets old, but isn't that alone hard enough? I want to fight back for Grandpa Sleight. I want to help raise awareness and help continue the research. I want to do my part.