The Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, and the Sandusky Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee are inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Ohio Veterans Home. Registration and check-in will begin at the Pavilion at 9:30 a.m. with the walk beginning at 10:30 a.m. Erie County commissioner Pat Shenigo is serving as the Honorary Chair of this event.
“Walk to End Alzheimer’s is our signature event to raise awareness and funds,” said Nick Vargas, Development and Communications Coordinator at the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter. “Funds raised will provide local care and support services to the estimated 5,900 people in Erie and surrounding counties living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 17,700 caregivers, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”
The Sandusky Walk to End Alzheimer’s is sponsored by Interim HealthCare, Marathon Petroleum, The Shenigo Families, NOMS Healthcare, and many other community partners. In addition to the walk around the grounds of the Ohio Veterans Home, participants will enjoy lunch provided by Providence Care Centers, a balloon pop sponsored by Home Instead Senior Care, a live radio remote from WLKR & WKFM, a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, and entertainment for the entire family.
Last year, 22 teams comprised of 206 participants raised nearly $24,000. This year, the Walk Committee set a goal of raising $30,000. Join the Alzheimer’s Association to help meet this goal by starting or joining a team today at www.alz.org/walk or calling their office at 1-800-272-3900 for more information.
About Alzheimer’s disease:
Alzheimer’s is not normal aging, it is a progressive and fatal disease. Alzheimer’s is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.