Walkers take steps to end Alzheimer's

Leslie Hanson
September 18, 2018

Hundreds came out for the Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday, raising money to help find a cure for the disease and support families fighting this illness. Visit act.alz.org/Bloomington to give now.

"People don't really get involved until it directly affects them, Allison Darras, manager of development for the Alzheimer's Association said".

While the 2017 walk attracted over 500 pre-registered participants, this year's walk attracted over 700 participants, indicating a growing awareness of Alzheimer's disease throughout the Miami Valley.

Participants will be given information on local resources and programs that support Alzheimer's patients. This is a group of volunteer facilitators and caregivers providing care to loved ones with Alzheimer's or dementia.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's in Escondido is coming up on Saturday, September 22 at Kit Carson Park. Jerry is caring for his wife, Darlene, who is living with Alzheimer's disease. This will be one of five walks the Alzheimer's Association will be hosting across the state in 2018.

Family members, friends, caregivers and those honoring the memory of a loved one walked down Liberty Boulevard in purple, raising funds for research and a cure to end the bad disease. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that can not be cured, prevented or even slowed. Together, we can end Alzheimer's.

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