Welcome to Team BarboPapa!
Team BarboPapa will be participating in our 4th annual Walk for Alzheimer's on Saturday June 2nd in support of all Dementia related diseases. As you know, this initiative is very near and dear to our hearts as our own dad suffers from this horrid disease and there is NO cure. Every day we are grateful for our time with him, but it is not without mixed emotion. While it makes our hearts smile to see his eyes light up at the sight of his granddaughters (some days), and that he still has a sense of humour (again, some days), it also breaks our hearts to know he struggles to remember who we are on those other days. Dementia related diseases are horrible, as they rob you of your mind, your memories, your independence, your dignity, amongst many other things. But people like our beloved Papa still matter - as do his memories! Raising awareness is the least we can do for the man who has provided us with nothing but unconditional love and support our entire lives.
The Alzheimer Society Peel has been a great resource for our family in regards to support, counseling, and care over the last few years, as they provide essential programs and services that work to effectively alleviate the personal and social consequences of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias within our community.
By supporting Team BarboPapa, you are helping the Alzheimer Society to continue its important work towards a world without Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. Alzheimer's does not discriminate, it affects everyone. There is no cure, and there are no survivors. All we have is hope. Help us make that hope a reality some day.
Thank you again for your kind and generous support.
XO The Barbos (Roland, Carminda, Jenn, Nicole, Maya, Riley and Matt)