The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter is pleased to announce that Michelle Caprio will Chair the 2021 Greater New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
“My Mother passed away at age 70 from several complications including early onset dementia. There were times she did not know who we were, but she would still smile her beautiful smile, tell jokes, laugh and for those times we were beyond grateful. Although Mom’s decline took its toll on us, we did our best to keep life simple, focus on keeping Mom comfortable, be supportive every day and take care of ourselves as caregivers.
She was our rock,” Caprio says. “I am beyond humbled to Chair the Greater New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and funds for such an important cause.”
Born and raised in West Haven, Caprio enjoys being part of a strong community. She was PTA President in several schools, ran a health and wellness fair for elementary-aged students and their families, founded and organized a Day of Caring at the First Congregational Church of West Haven and gathers hats, gloves and gift cards to give to homeless and insecure families. This will be her ninth year taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place in person, on September 26th at Ken Strong Stadium in West Haven. We invite everyone to join us at this inspiring, empowering event to end Alzheimer’s disease. Please consider registering your team today by clicking here.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s.
Caprio says, “My goal and mission is to give it all I’ve got and then some to help others. Everything I do, I do in honor of my Mom. Together we can make a difference.”
There are more than 80,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Connecticut and twice as many caregivers, most providing unpaid care.
If you would like to form a team or donate to Michelle’s team, Grandmas Angels, please visit www.act.Alz.org