Our senior living Mesa caretakers believe that no degree of hard work and dedication to a worthy cause should ever go unrecognized. That’s why Angel Home Health Care salutes a quarter-century’s worth of hope inspired by Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Last month, the multi-faceted Alzheimer’s Association – Connecticut Chapter event celebrated its 25th anniversary at Norwalk, Conn.’s Calf Pasture Beach on Sept. 28 with a day-long happening that was as much a celebration of life and survival as it was a statement of hope for a cure. It’s a movement that has grown beyond original organizers’ dreams when the event launched as Memory Walk® in 1989. What started in a single Connecticut community has since spread to 600 communities nationwide through the dedication of over 42,000 teams walking in more than 650 events.

Together, participants have rallied over $55 million in support of treating and eventually curing Alzheimer’s disease. It is now the world’s single largest event rallying support for ongoing research to unravel this most notorious form of dementia until it can come to an end through care and treatment.

After a special Zumba warm-up amid upbeat live music and children’s activities, this year’s walkers embarked on a three-mile scenic odyssey leading up to a moving tribute to the loved ones lost to this debilitating affliction, those still battling it, and the families touched by its tragedy.

Assisted living Mesa professionals every day bear witness to the heartbreaking toll that Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia exact from the minds of the elderly. We see the tragic sadness as families watch their loved ones’ memories and cognitive functions wither. We pray that we will one day commemorate the very last patient to ever be diagnosed with this terrible illness.

If you want to answer the call to help close the book on an affliction that dooms millions every year, we urge you to contact the Phoenix Walk to End Alzheimer’s today to learn how you can donate, participate, and play a part in reclaiming millions of futures from dementia.