2017-09-28 / News

Join the fight against Alzheimer’s, association walk to be held Nov. 4

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Augusta residents includ­ing Burke, Columbia, Washing­ton, Screven Emanuel, Glascock, Greene, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s As­sociation Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Novem­ber 4, 2017 at Columbia County Amphitheater in Evans.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, ad­vocacy opportunities, clinical stud­ies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“ Looking forward to seeing our great community come together for the walk to end Alzheimer’s”, added Margaret Atchison, co-chair, Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Augusta. “I like many others cared for and lost my mom to this horrific disease and am excited for you to join a team or create a team and be a huge part in helping find a cure”, added Atchi­son.

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 Georgia alone, there are more than 140,000 people living with the disease and 519,000 caregivers.

Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at geor­giawalk.org

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.

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