Today is world alzeimers day - a day to promote awareness of the disease and draw attention to the fact that so little money is spent on research to find a cure. I think I read that there are close to 30 million people worldwide with alzheimer's. It is a horrible disease that robs you of yourself, steals away your memories, takes away everything that makes you You. My favorite author, Terry Pratchett, was diagnosed with it at a very early age and it is heartbreaking to think that the world will lose such a brilliant, funny mind way before it's time. I can't begin to imagine the pain the families of alzeimers patients must feel. So please spread the word. Maybe if you have an extra $5 you could donate it to an Alzeimer research fund or participate in a fun run for research. Wouldn't it be great if we could find a cure in our lifetimes!
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9/21/09 at 8:10am