“Walk to End Alzheimer’s”

Every fall around September, and October, the “Alzheimer’s Association” has their annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” This event is held all over the country, in every State and every major metropolitan area, and a whole host of smaller cities. Maybe you have seen some of their advertising for the Walk on TV lately.

We would like everyone to know that the “Alzheimer’s Research Association” fully endorsees this event, even though we do not have anything to do it, or with their fundraising efforts.

We would encourage our members to get involved and help in any way they can in this most worthy of endeavors.

Weather you can be a sponsor of an event, or just donate to their cause.  If anyone should know how important an event like this is, we should, as Caregivers we know firsthand how important it is that they find a cure for this hideous disease, and that is what the “Alzheimer’s Association” does, they are the major source of funding for research studies that someday a cure will be had for all. Maybe one day, not another human being will have to go through what we are going through. Maybe, just maybe, in the future there will be no such need for an Alzheimer’s Caregiver, ever again. If that day becomes a reality, it will be because of the “Alzheimer’s Association” and their efforts towards their vision of “A world without Alzheimer’s disease”.

Link to “Alzheimer’s Association” website

http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage

From the Alzheimer’s Association website:

ABOUT WALK

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more — in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission-related initiatives of care, support and research. In addition, your actions, both through fundraising and participating in the event, help to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. At a Walk event, you can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and the support programs and services offered by your local chapter. You will also have unique opportunities to get involved with the cause through advocacy initiatives and clinical trial enrollment. These experiences, in addition to other on-site opportunities, help each participant connect to their reason for walking.

Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your Participant Center, ensuring a successful and fulfilling experience.

Our mission
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.

Our vision
A world without Alzheimer’s disease.

Learn more about our mission-related activities or contact your local chapter for information about programs and services in your community.