In October, a team from Willis Allen Real Estate took part in the San Diego Alzheimer’s Walk. They were there in memory of Mimi Mitchell, the mother of long time Willis Allen Real Estate employee Leslie Kilpatrick. Sadly, Mimi died in early October after a long and brave battle with Alzheimer’s.
“It took a huge toll on our entire family for more than a decade,” says Leslie. “We support this cause because all of the Alzheimer’s San Diego services are free to families. We are so grateful to everyone who walked with us and helped support this worthy cause with the money we raised together.”
Alzheimer’s in San Diego
There are more than 84,000 San Diegans living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. The Walk4ALZ helps provide San Diego families with care and support today. It also helps advance local research so that a cure can be found tomorrow.
The Willis Allen Real Estate Team was dubbed Mimi’s Marchers in honor of Leslie’s brave and beautiful mother. At the event, there was a booth specifically for this group where they got VIP registration, tee-shirts and other swag.
“This event is important not only to raise funds for Alzheimer’s support and research, but also to give the families who are dealing with the disease much-needed emotional support,” says Leslie. “These families truly need this day of camaraderie and companionship, and it was a real blessing to be surrounded by so many friends from Willis Allen Real Estate.”