Thursday, June 08, 2006

Some Good Things

Yesterday, our Memory Walk Committee held their first meeting for Team Captains. The turn out was great -- it is the third year we have done this and it was great to see how the event has grown. I've been on the committee for two years but stepped away this year because it was a little much for me. But I am so proud of what everyone has done, how the committee has expanded and all the things they have accomplished. I feel bad I didn't do more -- but I know they are on the right track and I am so happy. I really feel like we can meet our goal of raising $50,000 this year.

I also got a call from someone that had been at a recent meeting discussing clinical trials and some other things that have been doing on in the research field for Alzheimer's. Although I don't want to get too excited because I have had my hopes dashed before, it appears there are now twelve different drugs in final clinical trial stages that have the potential to slow the progression of the disease down or prevent it all together --- wouldn't that be some wonderful news. It's still a few years off but if I can hold out a little longer perhaps it can do me some good. I'll certainly be keeping my eyes on that!

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