13 October 2018

Walking and volunteering to find a cure for Alzheimer's

 

Did you know 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and by 2050 this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million?  One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

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.  The funds raised help families with programs focusing on education and support, advance critical research studies, and fight for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s through public policy initiatives. This inspiring event is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. Learn more at www.alz.org.

The Meyer Hill Lynch team was there on a brisk Saturday morning at the Toledo Regional Walk in Promenade Park.  A few members participated by walking and fundraising as part of a team, while a few others volunteered their time to work at the event, which drew almost 1,400 participants and raised over $275,000.

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