The Pittsburgh Zoo: The Alzheimers Memory Walk
The turnout was good this year…even if the weather didn’t exactly agree with us. It was cloudy, cold, and drizzling when we arrived on the scene, bright and early at 8:30 AM. We signed up for the Memory Walk, donned our bracelets, and met up with my brother David, his girlfriend Jen, our mom, and Karl. I was afraid it would be too rainy and cold to enjoy ourselves, but surprisingly the weather gave us a break and began to get nicer as the morning progressed.
So what exactly is the Memory Walk? It’s a day where people gather together at the Pittsburgh Zoo and donate whatever funds their “team” manages to raise to support the war against Alzheimer’s. Some of us personally have lost family and friends to Alzheimer’s, so we were happy to support it however we could. Of course, those who sign up also get to tour the Pittsburgh Zoo for free.
Needless to say, I took a lot of pictures and videos while we were there. I included a few below, but you can see them all on my Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/#!/vpaone1. Of course, my info and photos are set to private…so shoot me a friend request if you’re a regular reader and would like to see them. Just mention that you read my blog so that I know who’s sending me the request.
A special thanks to mom and the gang for joining us on the walk and for donating what they did to the cause. Now, without further adieu…enjoy!