For millions of Americans the heartbreak of watching a loved one struggle with Alzheimer's disease is a pain we know all too well. Alzheimer's disease burdens an increasing number of our nation's elders and their families. Alzheimer's being the sixth leading cause of death here in the U.S, 5.7 million people are effected by this disease. In 2050, that number is estimated to grow past double that; 14 million. It is critical that we confront this challenging disease.
It all started with the founder's mother, Toni. We watched an elegant lady regress to a helpless soul. It all started when she told her daughter "Honey, I am forgetting." She went through phases from anger to having less ability than a baby. Toni was a straight A student at Hollywood High, attended USC, and later became a dancer for the military. She traveled with the Bob Hope USO shows, danced on television, and even opened up multiple dance studios. She settled down with her husband Joseph and spent almost 50 years together until passing away leaving her daughter Toni, to start this organization and help people through the struggles they experienced.