|The Promise Garden|
As charity walk virgins we weren't sure what to do, but there were lots of very kind volunteers who guided us through the check-in process. After checking in, we were directed to the tent to get our whirligig flowers. Each walker got a flower to personalize and decorate. Purple for those who have lost someone to Alzheimer's, yellow for the caregivers, blue for those who have Alzheimer's, and orange for those supporting the cause to end Alzheimer's. As instructed we wrote our names on the green leaves and decorated the purple petals with our messages to Dad and Grandpa.
As we passed the start line, volunteers took our flowers and we followed the hundreds of other participants on the 3 mile walk. When we returned, the flowers had been (alphabetically) planted in The Promise Garden where one day there would be a world without Alzheimer's. Before we left, we retrieved the flowers to take home as a remembrance of the walk.