Actor Nancy Daly has organized a national team for the Alzheimer's Association's 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer's. Her team, "We Take Care of Our Own—Actors United to End Alzheimer's," will participate in walks in several cities across the country between now and Nov. 5, and is receiving support from Actors' Equity Association, the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, and Screen Actors Guild.
"My mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer's two days before Thanksgiving in 2009," Daly said. "I founded the national team, 'We Take Care of Our Own—Actors United to End Alzheimer's,' so that actors across the country could join together to support all of their fellow members who are living with Alzheimer's. It is too late for me to have more time with my mom—she doesn't know me anymore. But maybe this work will bring guidance, support and comfort to other actors and they might be able to have one more month of awareness with their own mom or dad while they still remember their name."