Singer/songwriter J.R. Ward isn’t just talking the talk when it comes to helping find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease . . . he’s walking the walk.
The Tennessee native, who works for a home healthcare company in Florida, volunteers his time by playing music at assisted-living facilities.
After witnessing firsthand the impact Alzheimer’s has on both individuals and families, J.R. was inspired to pen and record a new single, “Ready to Go,” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
“Glen Campbell’s fight against Alzheimer’s really brought to light on a national level how devastating the disease is,” says J.R. to Nash Country Daily. “But also witnessing firsthand how traumatic the disease is on families and patients inspired me—it moved me. I sat down and wrote the lyrics to ‘Ready to Go’ after watching an Alzheimer’s patient interact with his son. I hope the song has a far-reaching impact. That’s why I’m donating 100 percent of the proceeds of the downloads of the song to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”
Watch J.R. explain the inspiration behind “Ready to Go.”