The Alzheimer’s Association says someone develops the disease almost every minute.
"It’s as hard on the family as it is on the individual maybe harder."
Jeff Blair from Leesburg
"I am walking across the state of
With his wife carol by his side, their walk has a purpose.
Jeff is president of the local historic
"At the time I was contemplating that first walk, he was suffering and my wife carol was suffering too."
The fight was lost in 2009. That's when Blair started planning to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research. During his first walk in 2011, he successfully raised more than 20-thousand dollars.
"The last year of his life it was really tough. We were glad we were there but on the other hand it was really traumatic."
This is day six of Blair’s eleven day walk. Blair and his wife will continue their walk through Monday when they expect to meet the
"If it rains, well keep going I put on my raincoat thinking it might rain this afternoon so we're prepared for anything...Except for lightning then we're getting in the car!"
If you're interested in supporting Blair’s walk half of the donation will go to the Alzheimer’s Association and the other half to the
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