2014

Amicalola Falls is in North Georgia. I’ve been told it’s one of the most visited parks in the state.

The mission was to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association.

The event would involve a car, signs, me, some highly visible clothing and cards and bracelets.

Nights would be spent in the forest in my tent, in the car or occasionally with family or friends about 50 miles away.

There were no plans for media coverage, no official start or end date, but I wanted to run, jog and walk 3500 miles.

I parked the car, with her Alzheimer’s Association signs, in a highly visible location and always wore the brightly colored clothing that would bring attention to me. My clothing made note of my underlying reason for being there. I carried cards and bracelets with the Alzheimer’s Associations 24/7 helpline phone number on them. People approached me and most referenced they had saw the car. I listened a lot and gave out cards and bracelets.

The 3500 miles was a tool to keep me out there, and they were approximate.

I showed up and did the work!