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Walk to End Alzheimer's helps families fight for a cure

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Walk to End Alzheimer's helps families fight for a cure

Walk to End Alzheimer's helps families fight for a cure

Mary Kennedy will honor her mother next month during the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The event raises money for the Alzheimer's Association to fund research in the fight to find a cure for the disease.

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Walk to End Alzheimer's helps families fight for a cure

LIVING WITHALZHEIMER'S DISEASEOR OTHER FORMS OFDEMENTIA..

THAT'SACCORDING TO THEALZHEIMER'SASSOCIATION.IN SEPTEMBER ANDOCTOBER..THOUSANDS OFPEOPLE..

WILL JOINTOGETHER IN FIVELOCAL CITIES..

TORAISE MONEY..

INHOPES OF FINDING ACURE.STACYENGEBRETSONSHARES ONE FAMILY'SSTORY..IN TONIGHT'S "N-B-C26 CARES."THE WALK TO ENDALZHEIMER'S IS THEWORLD'S LARGESTEVENT..

TO RAISEAWARENESS ANDFUNDS FORALZHEIMER'S CARE..SUPPORT..

ANDRESEARCH.NEXT MONTH.."MARY KENNEDY" WILLWALK WITH HERFAMILY..

FOR THE 6THYEAR..

IN MEMORY OFHER MOTHER.(14) she was my bestfriend (16) she wassomeone i talked to 4 or 5times a day (19) I'd giveanything to hear her voice(21)(25) bowling was one ofher passions when shewas well (28) she loved tobowl (29)(9:37:25) "She was the lifeof the party (9:37:28) youknow she was the onedancing in the middle of aroom you know in thehouse (9:37:32) you knowtherewould be my mom(9:37:34)BUT WHEN MARYKENNEDY'S MOTHER..TURNED 58-YEARS-OLD..

SHE NOTICED ACHANGE.(9:39:08) she started justyou know missing words(9:39:11) and sayingthings and then you'd saywell mom, you didn't saythat (9:39:15) and she'dsay oh yes i did (9:39:17)JOSPEHINE HUBER'SDISEASEPROGRESSEDQUICKLY.(9:39:54) you know shesays (9:39:56) I got lost.

Ididn't know where I was(9:39:58) and a niceyoung couple brought mehome (9:40:00) and I wasso scared when she saidthat (9:40:03) I'm likemom, you got in the carwith strangers?

(9:40:05)KENNEDY MOVEDHER MOM..

INTO ASPECIAL CAREFACILITY.(9:42:03) she just lookedaround and you sawnothing (9:42:05) sawnothing in her face(9:42:06) nothing in hereyes (9:42:08) shecouldn't talk anymore(9:42:09)HUBER PASSEDAWAY..

JUST FOUR-YEARS AFTER HERDIAGNOSIS.(9:42:17) "to watch herand watch what thishorrible disease did to her(9:42:21) we just need tofind a cure (9:42:24) findsomething so that otherpeople don't have to gothrough this." (9:42:27)WITH THIS PHOTO INHAND...(00:00) MOM comes withus (:01)KENNEDY AND HERFAMILY..

WILL HONORHUBER..

BYPARTICIPATING IN THE"WALK TO ENDALZHEIMER'S."KENNEDY'S SON..TOM (KAH-Z-MAN)KOSMAN..

IS THECHAIR OF THE GREENBAY WALK.(9:22:22) "It's really neatto see that really sea ofpurple (9:22:25)(9:21:41) "so many peopleworking towards thatcommon goal of trying toget that cure for dementiais a really rewardingthing." (9:21:49)LAST YEAR..

THEGREEN BAY WALKRAISED ABOUT 100-THOUSAND DOLLARS.(9:22:48) "some of it goestowards research, someof it goes towardseducation and support forfamilies." (9:22:53)AND CAREGIVERS.ON SEPTEMBER28TH..

AT LAMBEAUFIELD..

KENNEDY ANDHER FAMILY..

WILL BEAMONG THEHUNDREDS OFPEOPLE..

HOLDINGPROMISE FLOWERS.EACH COLORSIGNIFIYING THEWALKERS'CONNECTION TOALZHEIMER'S..

ANDTHEIR PUSH FOR AWORLD WITHOUT IT...SO FUTUREGENERATIONS..

CANENJOY THEIR GOLDENYEARS..

WITH THEIRGRANDCHILDREN..(32) A, B, C, D, E, F, G(38)SOMETHINGKENNEDY'S MOTHER..NEVER GOT TO DO.(9:45:19) they always saythat things happen for areason (9:45:19) so thishappened to our family sothat we can help raiseawareness (9:45:27)about this disease(9:45:29) and get the wordout to other people thatwe need help (9:45:33)and we need hope."(9:45:35)IF YOU'D LIKE TOSUPPORT THECAUSE...HERE ARE THE FIVE"WALK TO ENDALZHEIMER'S"EVENTS..

HAPPENINGIN OUR AREA.THEY START ATEIGHT A-M.WE'VE ALSO POSTEDTHIS LIST OF DATESAND LOCATIONS..

ONOUR WEBSITE..

"N-B-C26 DOT COM."STACYENGEBRETSON..

"N-B-C 26."KENNEDY AND HERSON'S TEAM NAME..

IS"THE COTTAGES."THAT'S THE NAME OF"ASSISTED LIVING ANDMEMORY CAREFACILITIES"..

INSHAWANO AND"OCONTO FALLS"..WHERE "KOSMAN"SERVES AS THE"EXECUTIVEDIRECTOR."IT'S A CAREER PATHHE CHOSE..

TO HELPOTHERS..

AFTERSEEING HISGRANDMOTHER'SFIGHT AGAINST THEDEVASATING DISEASE.




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