SPOONER, Wis. -- Join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 23 at Trinity Lutheran Church (1790 Scribner Street). Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with a ceremony at 10:00 a.m. and then a two-mile walk to follow. This family-friendly event welcomes new team captains, team members, individual walkers and day-of volunteers. If you are interested in starting a team, joining a team, walking as an individual or volunteering at this year’s event, please contact Spooner Walk Chair, Jene Morey, at 715-468-7706 or jenemorey@gmail.com

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.  “The goal of the walk is to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease,” says Morey. “The statistics about Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming; once every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. We also raise funds because we have hope that someday there will be an end to Alzheimer’s.”

The Alzheimer’s Association provides programs and services free to any family affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Association provides a 24/7 Helpline available any time day or night at 800-272-3900 for anyone needing answers to questions as well as ALZ Connected, ALZ Navigator and support groups to help families learn and stay connected. It offers early, mid- and late-stage education to families and also provides training to professional caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.

Spooner’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s invites individuals and teams from all over the area to reflect, remember and walk for those now and in the future, affected by Alzheimer’s. 

Association Statistics: Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and there are more than five million Americans living with the disease. By 2050, that number is estimated to be 16 million. An alarmingly one in three senior citizens die with Alzheimer’s or dementia. 

About the Alzheimer's Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Association can be reached 24/7 at 1.800.272.3900 or at www.alz.org.

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