Starting any form of movement (cause) to help another person can sometimes be more of a goal for you instead of when you are reaching out to others enlisting their help. This can be a very tenuous journey, but if it is something that can benefit others then this is what one must do to keep the mission and vision alive.
Walking for a Cause follows the journey of Alzheimer’s and Dementia, because it is a fast growing condition that is now the 6th leading cause of death. Thus, advocating for research, educating the public, supporting caregivers and more is what many of the foundations support with their donations. Additionally, the caregiving part is what truly brought the cause to my attention, because I was and technically am a caregiver ensuring that I am meeting the needs of my family members (with or without dementia).
When one gives knowledge to a caregiver about his or her healthy lifestyle, they are giving back. So, who do you know that is serving others and “walking…not talking for their cause” in their community promoting a healthy lifestyle or promoting total wellness. I am encouraging you to nominate someone who you believe would be honored to receive a service award for their cause, the Walking for a Cause Wellness Service Award.
In order to nominate a person, you will need to complete the nomination form by January 30, 2014: Wellness Service Award Nomination Form.
Once you nominate someone you know dearly who deserves this amazing and outstanding award, take time to read a few of these articles about the growth of caregivers.
- Adult children who parent their parents (babyboomersandmore.com)
- Need for Dementia Caregivers Grows as Boomers Age (abcnews.go.com)
- New Book “Donald’s Story” Shares How to Caregive While Managing Business and Home Life (virtual-strategy.com)