Walk for Others

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzhei...

English: PET scan of a human brain with Alzheimer’s disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Cruising the walk way of Annapolis this weekend, I was listening to my music walking as though I were playing the piano with four four time and then a buzz came through.  It was so early in the morning, I couldn’t realize who would be texting me, since everyone was well taken care of until I returned.  However, I pulled my phone out and saw a beautiful orange-yellow flower with “I thought of you…”


Telling others what you are doing in order to help others does help.  The text revealed that a friend accomplished the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  She thought of my father and wanted to share her success in completing the walk.   Her acknowledgement was encouraging and it gives me the impetus to encourage others to donate toward research for Alzheimer’s and Dementia and to participate in the walk in their area.


To the right of this post is a PET scan of a person with Alzheimer’s, and below is an image of a person with a normal human brain.


What is Alzheimer’s?


“Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.” (1)


What is a PET scan?English: PET scan of a normal human brain


“Positron emission tomography (PET) is a nuclear medical imaging technique that produces a three-dimensional image or picture of functional processes in the body.” (2)


Where can you learn more about Alzheimer’s?


Alzheimer’s Associationhttp://.alz.org

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America- http://alzfdn.org/

A Question for You

Who will you be walking for within the next three months?

If you are not able to walk at this time at least remember for later that when you take the time to walk for others, they really appreciate your help, encouragement and support.


© 2013 Jewel Williams


You can, as long as you include this complete blurb with it:

Motivational Walker, Jewel Williams is your everyday wife, mom and daughter motivating men and women to Walk for a Cause-”Learning about Self, Helping Others”. Get more information about the cause and how you can join in the walk by visiting, http://walkingforacause.com.”


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