The Alzheimer’s Association Invites Antigo Residents to Join the Walk To End Alzheimer’s on September 15
Participants to Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
Antigo, WI – The Alzheimer’s Association® invites Antigo area residents to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 15, 2018.
The Walk will be held at Antigo Middle School and the Alzheimer’s Association invites residents from surrounding communities to participate. This year’s fundraising goal is $25,000.
Check-in begins at 8:00 am, followed by a ceremony at 9:00 am and the Walk at 9:30 am.
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 supportprograms, research advancement and advocacy efforts. Walks also offer the opportunity for participants to connect with others facing similar experiences and challenges.
Of the Walk, 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.
Walks are volunteer-led, and as such, the Alzheimer’s Association is also looking for volunteers to help out the day of the event, as well as join the Walk’s planning committee. The committee meets monthly and helps to fundraise, promote and organize the Walk. It is a fun and rewarding way to network and give back to the community.
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 in the U.S. In Wisconsin alone, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 194,000 caregivers.
Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.