The end of Alzheimer’s starts with you, as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s registration page says. And all it takes is a bit of your time to gather a team and walk two miles on Sunday, September 18th at Bozeman Ponds, on Fowler Avenue.

As someone who has personally experienced this disease take the life of my grandfather, I can not thank the walkers in previous years enough. It brings me to tears remembering the way my grandfather, lovingly called "Ja-Ja," faded away. I wouldn't wish that experience upon my worst enemy.

That's him in the middle many, many years ago.

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

You can read far more about this horrible disease and register for the walk here.