Participants to Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
SPOONER, Wis. -- The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting the Spooner community to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Walk is on Saturday, September 22 at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Check-in for the Walk beings at 8:00 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk at 9:30 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete either a one or three mile walk, and the funds and awareness they raise will support the Alzheimer’s care and support programs, research advancement and advocacy efforts. Walks also offer the opportunity for participants to connect with others facing similar experiences and challenges.
Of the Walks, Laurie Schill, Executive Director of the Greater Wisconsin Chapter says, “The money we raise for our Walks allows us to provide local care and support services to ease the burden on those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. It also fuels our public policy efforts and allows us to advance critical research towards finding a cure. We are so appreciative of all of our Walkers and supporters because we truly couldn’t do what we do without your help.”
In addition to the Walk, participants will enjoy a ceremony with stories from local families connected to the disease, music, refreshments and more.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Visit alz.org/walk to register a team today!