Monday, March 8, 2010

Alzheimer's Action Summit

Last night we attended the candlelight vigil at the Lincoln Memorial. This was the kick-off of the Alzheimer's Action Summit in Washington DC which my children and I are attending for the first time. David Hyde Pierce got the crowd of 600 strong to chant, "Tonight we remember, tomorrow we fight". I got extremely emotional as a guitarist played and sang, "We Shall Overcome". Standing there with 600 candles lit, in front of the Lincoln Memorial was overwhelming for me and I broke down. I thought, "We shouldn't be here without Mike". We just didn't feel complete, and the reason for that is Alzheimer's Disease.
Tomorrow we will spend the day at The Capital, telling our stories and trying to get our Senators and Represenatatives to help us fight this battle and join us in passing bills that can make a diference, in research and care. It's an empowering experience, one I hope to be able to do for as long as this disease exists.


trish said...


Great pictures!I'm so happy that your family was able to go this year. Wishing you the best of luck at the capitol.


karen said...

I love the pictures. Have a great time. Wish I was there.

Carl in NC said...

I am glad you, Courtney and Brandon are able to attend. You will be a blessing and inspiration to all the people you meet. I pray that He will give you the right words to say for both this trip and the speech that you will give when you are back in New York.

Take care and God bless,


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