Today, I am running and walking the streets of D.C. Why? Because I am participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day™ in honor of the millions of people around the world living with Alzheimer’s.
I’m proud to join with my co-workers in this effort to raise awareness and to honor both those living with Alzheimer’s and the millions of caregivers providing love, attention, and care to their family members or friends. After meeting our wonderful advocates at the Alzheimer’s Association Advocacy Forum, I am in awe of the resilience of people and families who are affected by this devastating disease.
I have worked for the Alzheimer’s Association for six months, and I dedicate my work to my great uncle who is living with Alzheimer’s and to the people across the country I have met living with neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Today, during the longest day of the year, I am running and walking because I dream of a world without Alzheimer’s. I hope that my contributions, both now and in the future, will get us one step closer to that goal.
Jennifer Sheridan is a lobbyist at the national office of the Alzheimer’s Association. She spends her free time exploring D.C. and is constantly in pursuit of the best cup of coffee in town. Today she is participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Longest DayTM, a sunrise-to-sunset relay supporting those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.