Kitsap Peninsula residents can help

There is a devastating disease robbing us of our dearest family members, closest friends, and many of our talented community constituents — Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. My husband of nearly 54 years lost his life to this dreadful disease.

Dementia, like the rain, permeates our neighborhoods without regard for who it touches. It is the thief that steals precious memories, intellect, hopes, and dreams from the victim and leaving them requiring full-time care. Many have been touched, even trampled, by the destructive effects of this disease.

Today, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for care, support, and research. By supporting this incredible event, participants of all ages and abilities can join the fight and help to create a world without Alzheimer’s!

Please join the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” — Kitsap Peninsula’s Walk — on Sept. 16 in Bremerton at the Louis Mentor Boardwalk near the ferry terminal. Registration will be at 8 a.m., ceremony at 9 a.m., walk at 9:30 a.m.

If you cannot attend, please consider donating to this important and vital cause through this link:

Thank you so much for helping to make a difference!

Madeleine Fraley
Port Orchard