Eight years ago, Carey Mulligan's grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Now at 26, Carey is taking steps to help bring awareness and raise funds to fight the mind-robbing disease at the 2012 U.K. Memory Walk taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Part of a close-knit family, the Oscar-nominee has joined with the Alzheimer's Society to help raise money to fund programs and services to protect future generations.

"Who will you walk with this September? Some people walk to remember a loved one. Others walk to do something great. All walk with one common goal—to fight dementia. Walk with us this September," Carey urges in her PSA.

Carey's no stranger to giving back to the community in ways large and small. Just last week, the actress and her husband, Mumford & Son's lead singer Marcus Mumford, popped in at an elderly social club, where they shared a cup of tea with dozens of senior citizens—and then volunteered to do the dishes.

It's always great to see celebrities become ambassadors for organizations and issues so close to their hearts.

For more information about the Memory Walk, visit memorywalk.org.uk!

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