Generous individuals are being asked to “move” in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the 2014 Adams, Brown and Highland counties Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Adams County Fairgrounds in West Union on Saturday, Sept. 6. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.; the walk begins at 10 a.m.
As the primary national fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an annual event that brings the community together to remember and support those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Proceeds from the event will directly fund programs and services of the Southeastern Ohio branch office of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, serving families in Adams, Brown and Highland counties.
“Alzheimer’s disease touches many families in Adams, Brown and Highland counties. The walk is a way for the community to come together in support of these families and the important services and programs we provide as a chapter, said Diana Bosse, Special Events Manager with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only disease in the top 10 without an effective treatment or form of prevention. Today, more than five million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to more than double within the next 20 years.
Last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in West Union attracted nearly 220 walkers and raised $26,000.
For more information or to register for the walk, contact Bosse at 800-272-3900 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register on-line by visiting the chapter’s web site at www.alz.org/cincinnati.
Sponsors of this year’s event include The Tyler Family, Adams County Manor, Barry’s, Kroger, C103 Country (103.1 FM), WAOL-FM, Sardinia Pharmacy, Merchants National Bank, Southern State Community College, East Ambulance, Fitzgerald’s Seaman Pharmacy, Eagle Creek Nursing Home, Blake Pharmacy, Sue Boone Realty, National Bank of Adams County, Adena, Burwinkel Family Dentistry, DeClaire Insurance, First State Bank, Farmers Mutual/Pfeffer Insurance Agency, Wilkin-Wilkin Insurance Agency, Inc., Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Thompson Funeral Home, Donald E. Fender, Inc. and Wilkin Heating and AC Co.
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati serves 27 counties in Southern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky where an estimated 55,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease.