Why Melissa Walks

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"I walk because I helplessly watched my mom follow the path of Alzheimer’s that I read about
many years ago - and there has been no effective treatment, cure or prevention since Alzheimer’s
was discovered over 100 years ago. I walk because instead of watching me walk down the aisle
at my wedding, my mom was home - peaceful, but unaware that her daughter was getting
married, or maybe even that she has a daughter. I walk because she stared right into the
beautiful blue eyes of her granddaughter, and had no idea those eyes come from her. I walk
for awareness, funding, research, and a cure. And because it’s what she would’ve done."