I had a grandmother, an uncle and an aunt with the disease and, although not diagnosed, my mother may have been stricken.  Very sad but very common, unfortunately.  Thanks to good people like Dr. Laurel Coleman (pictured) and Gary Crocker, this year's honorary chair of the walk. Augusta's Walk To End Alzheimer's begins at a new location this year, the Buker Community Center on Armory Street in Augusta.  It starts at 9 and you're invited to show up anytime after 8.  Refreshments will be served, Gary and others will speak and people will walk, many in memory of loved ones who had the disease.  There are other walks around the state.  Click here for one near you.

The previous two years I had the privilege of being the honorary chair and felt my mother smiling down on me as I spoke of what a wonderful lady she was.

We're all going to experience it one way or another in our lives.  If you can, get out and support this event which funds not only care for those with Alzheimer's but will help find  treatments and hopefully, eventually, a cure.