‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ raises thousands for care and research
In order to support for the Alzheimer’s victims, thousands of people gathered at the Atlantic Station on Saturday morning in the rain to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease. “Our goal this year was to raise $30,000″.
It also raised money to help find a cure.
“Alzheimer’s disease can be very isolating, and this event gets people to try and talk about it and have open conversations with family members”, Arnold said.
The events comprised of an initial Promise Garden ceremony along with the uptown concert series and this was followed by a tribute to all the people who suffer this disease.
The association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
There will also be a kids area, vendor booths, information available about the disease, advocacy efforts, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services.
Someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease every 68 seconds in the United States. The neurodegenerative disease affects more than 130,000 people in Georgia and has been the prime focus for this month of 11Alive’s “Senior Source”.
“We may not find a cure for our current generation but I have a daughter”. This primarily was an initiative to end the Alzheimer’s disease by conducting this stepwise awareness movement.