Participants Raise Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter invites Beaver County residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions of families living with the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s disease. The first-ever Beaver County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at Brady’s Run Park, Shelter 15. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the 1 mile walk begins at 10 a.m. In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy free refreshments and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are living with Alzheimer’s. A raffle of items donated by local businesses will also be held to raise additional funds for the Alzheimer’s Association. Start or join a team today at http://act.alz.org/Beaver2012 or call 1-800-272-3900. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. “This disease takes a terrible toll on families,” said Center Township resident Christy Begley, chairperson of the volunteer committee putting together this event. “Watching three of my grandparents succumb to the effects of Alzheimer’s was very painful for me and my family. This walk gives us and other families like mine the chance to do something positive and get us one step closer to ending Alzheimer’s.” About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s 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. The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter provides a broad array of programs and resources to individuals, families and health professionals in 59 of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. Visit alz.org/pa for additional information.