Since my first day with Bellomo & Associates, our team has been a part of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Over the years, it has come to mean so much, not only to me, but also my family and even my neighbors! My daughter especially loves the walk. One year, she represented the symbol of hope; hope to find a cure for Alzheimer’s.
During the pandemic, when everything was virtual, the Alzheimer’s Association produced the Walk Everywhere. This made it possible to still have this tradition remain in tact for my family. It was such a relief to have a sense of normalcy! Bellomo & Associates, we have several team members that work remotely, the Walk Everyone also allows them to participate!
In all my years of participation, the most rewarding moment was when my family had just completed the walk in our neighborhood, using our app to track. We crossed the finish line holding our flags high when my neighbor was waiting to ask what we were doing. We explained that we were participating in our one of our favorite events, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. He then told us that he had lost a parent to Alzheimer’s and he was touched that we were walking and raising awareness. After chatting for a bit, I decided to give him one of our flags. To this day, that neighbor has his Alzheimer’s Association flag proudly displayed in his front yard in honor of his lost loved one.