Across the Land is a blog about our efforts to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association and to promote physical fitness.

My dad’s death in June of 2000 prompted my joining up in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s and my subsequent contact with thousands of caregivers sharpened my focus to making sure they know help is available. My near death experience shortly after my dad’s death was the beginning of my losing over 100 lbs.


Lost the weight at age 51

I started posting in the blog in 2012.

We promote emotional and physical health and share knowledge that has been given to us.

We have discovered the world is full of information that can help in the fight with alzheimers disease.

We were fortunate to have our story highlighted on the Mariashriver.com website. We also received the Points of Light Award from the foundation George H. W. Bush founded.

I was honored to meet the governors of Georgia, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico and also met the Lt. Governors of South Carolina and Arkansas.

The running, jogging, walking and talking to raise awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association has been featured in many print, internet, radio and television reports. This coverage helps to raise awareness. We appreciate all the forms of media.

By proclamation we were honored with a Day in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Columbus, Georgia. We were given the key to the city of Tifton, Georgia. We were given the “Arkansas Traveler Certificate” in Little Rock.

In Oklahoma City, we were taken before the State Senate Chamber and recognized for our efforts.

All of this was, of course, a team effort. Thanks to all that helped us, help others.

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