Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Fort Wayne

News release from the Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Association:

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Fort Wayne
Saturday, September 20th

(August 6, 2014) – Join the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana-Fort Wayne office on Saturday, September 20 at Headwaters Park to Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Registration for the walk will begin at Noon, Opening Ceremonies at 1 pm and the walk will step off at 1:30 pm from Headwaters Park. We hope to have over 1,500 walkers and raise over $215,000 to support programs for individuals and families dealing with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and for research to treat and prevent the disease. You can register for the event by visiting www.alz.org or calling for more information.

Facts & Figures about Alzheimer’s:

  • Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States
  • More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease
  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or related dementia
  • In 2012, 15.4 million caregivers provided more than 17.5 billion hours of unpaid care valued at $216 billion
  • In 2013, the direct costs of caring for those with Alzheimer’s to the American society totaled an estimated $203 billion. That number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion by 2050

For more information on this event or the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, contact Julie at 800-272-3900 or jtutwiler@alz.org.

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