Iredell Walk to End Alzheimer's raises $25K
More than 250 people joined the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's-Iredell County in the fight to end Alzheimer's disease at Troutman ESC Park on Oct. 12. Participants raised $25,000 to fund Alzheimer's care, support and research programs. Donations are still being accepted through Dec. 31 at http://act.alz.org/Iredell.
"Many thanks to our walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the Iredell County community for their hard work and efforts in making this year's event a big success," said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Alzheimer's Association-Western Carolina Chapter. "We appreciate everyone coming together to take steps for Alzheimer's disease and to raise critical funds for Alzheimer's research and local support services."
The Gardens was the top fundraising team at this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's, raising $3,562. The other top fundraising teams were: Piedmont HealthCare ($2,524) and Team Tanksy ($2,200).
"Congratulations to the top teams for their stellar fundraising efforts," Lambert said. "Together, we are showing the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer's that we care and we will never give up in the fight to end this disease."
Stuart Madow, director of professional relations at Carolina Caring, served as emcee for the event. The day included entertainment for all-ages and family-friendly music. On walk day, participants honored those affected by Alzheimer's disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony - a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer's.
Additional Facts and Figures: ( http://www.alz.org/facts/)
Alzheimer's disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Every 65 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's.
An estimated 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer's, a number estimated to grow to as many as 14 million by the year 2050.
More than 16 million family and friends, including 473,000 in North Carolina, provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer's or other dementias in the United States.
In 2018, friends and family of those with Alzheimer's in North Carolina provided an estimated 538 million hours of unpaid care, a contribution valued at $6.8 billion.
Hundreds of families from across Edinburgh and the Lothians gathered together earlier today at Dalkeith Country Park, to take part in Alzheimer Scotland's Midlothian Memory Walk, to try and make sure nobody faces
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