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Let's Walk to Help End Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by Mike Harris on Fri, Oct 16, 2015 @ 08:23 AM

Alzheimer's Association CharityOn Saturday, October 17, there will be organized walks all across the United States to help raise awareness to the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease.

These walks are to support the Alzheimer’s Association and its core mission of Alzheimer’s care, support and research. While these walks are happening throughout the United States, employees of CrossCheck, Inc.,  in Petaluma, California, are participating in the walk at Shollenberger Park.

This disease really hits home for Mike Harris, CrossCheck Senior Vice President, as his grandmother has Alzheimer’s and is currently residing in a community right here in Petaluma where CrossCheck’s headquarters is located. 

Currently, more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we can find a way to change the course of this disease. 

We are ready to walk this weekend to bring additional awareness to this disease and would love for the community to join us. 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. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s Disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

The walk in Petaluma will be on Saturday, October 17 at Shollenberger Park. This is a leisurely walk of either 3 miles or 1 mile depending on which you choose. Registration is at 8:30 am that morning, a ceremony will be at 9:30 am, and the walk begins at 10:00 am. The Petaluma walk has already raised over $200,000 and has over 900 registered walkers. 

If you would like to join our team in Petaluma go here and sign up. 

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Disease and the Alzheimer’s Association, go to: http://www.alz.org/   

The Alzheimer's Association also has a 24/7 helpline that provides reliable information and support to all those who need assistance such as people with memory loss, caregivers, health care professionals and the public. Call them toll-free anytime day or night at 800-272-3900. 

On this helpline, a confidential care consultation can also be provided by a master's level clinician who can help with decision-making support, crisis assistance and education on issues families face every day.

Tags: Philanthropy