Saturday, September 10, 2016 Modesto residents will be taking a step to end Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is an annual event held across the country in more than 600 communities. It is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The majority of funds raised go to Alzheimer’s care, support, research, awareness and advocacy. This includes support groups and a 24/7 helpline (800.272.3900) which offers information and referrals.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, funds raised also go toward research for treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
- Provides more than $350 million to over 2,300 scientific proposals, creating critical advancements. Brings the global research community together to tackle common challenges, such as the first new diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s in 27 years.
- Help to pass landmark legislation such as the National Alzheimer’s Project Act, which mandated a national plan to fight Alzheimer’s.
- Works to ensure federal policy reflects the urgency of the Alzheimer’s epidemic, resulting in unprecedented funding increases, including a historic $350 million increase.
- Recruits and trains hundreds of thousands of advocates to ensure that Alzheimer’s disease cannot be ignored.
The Modesto’s 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will start at Graceada Park, 401 Needham Street, Modesto. There are two options for the walk, a one mile or a three mile route. You can register as an individual or get a group together to form a team. There is no fee to register, however participants are encouraged to make a donation and participate in fundraising. Every participant who raises $100 by the day of the Walk will receive an official 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt!
Join Modesto Walk to End Alzheimer’s Facebook group to stay up to date on what is being done locally to end Alzheimers. #ENDALZ