Friday, August 8, 2008

Alzheimer's Memory Walk

The Alzheimer's Memory Walk is coming soon to a venue near you. It is the nation's largest event that raises awareness and money for Alzheimer's research, support and care. Volunteers are needed nationwide and you can help no matter what age you may be. More than 600 hundred communities host Memory Walks to help in the Alzheimer's cause.

Some stats:

  • Alzheimer's is diagnosed in someone every 71 seconds.
  • It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States.
  • As many as 5.2 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s.
  • 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's in their lifetime.
  • The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer's and other dementias to Medicare, Medicaid and businesses amount to more than $148 billion each year.
This is why we all need to get behind the Alzheimer's Memory Walk. Consider becoming a team leader and lead a group of friends, family and co-workers in this very important cause.

My employer is backing a team once again this year. The team is mostly employees but it also includes some family members as well. We have a great time while supporting this fund raiser.

By teaming up with the Alzheimer's Association, you can walk with a purpose – and move us closer to a world without Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation.

Sponsored by Alzheimer's Walk

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