A large crowd was on hand Saturday, September 27, at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville for the St. Charles Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Hope Hospice brought our Memory Wall to allow walk participants to write a sentiment or share a thought about a family member or friend who has been affected by Alzheimer’s.
Many of the walk participants took a moment to sign the wall and most of the words they wrote touched our hearts.
Several members of the Hope Hospice staff along with Hope Hospice volunteers greeted walk participants and made sure there were plenty of Sharpies for signing the wall.
The Walk To End Alzheimer’s and all the work done by the Alzheimer’s Association calls attention to a condition that affects millions of Americans who have the disease as well as many more who serve as their caregivers.
If you were not able to participate in the Walks in St. Charles or St. Louis, you can support the work of the Alzheimer’s Association by going to alz.org for information and donation opportunities.
For information about hospice care in metro St. Louis, call Hope Hospice at 314-984-9800. We can talk to you about hospice care for Alzheimer’s patients, as well as other conditions.
Special thanks to Curt Bilbrey who constructed the Memory Wall and set it up!