Walkers strive to end Alzheimer’s diseaseThe Alzheimer’s Association is inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter will be holding 30 walks this September and October to benefit programs and research for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Teams may now register by visiting www.alz.org/gwwi and selecting the walk site of their choice.
New Richmond’s annual walk event is planned for Saturday, Sept. 15.
“Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for nearly 5,000 people in the Greater Wisconsin Chapter area,” said Diana Butz, development and marketing director for the Greater Wisconsin Chapter. “These walkers walk with a purpose – to help reach our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Walkers also learn how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.
Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or call 1-800-272-3900
“There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Wisconsin to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Butz. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the residents of Wisconsin living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk.