(INDIANAPOLIS) – More than 800 residents from the Bloomington-area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday at City Hall Plaza.
Participants raised a combined total of $113,052.
“We are grateful to all of our sponsors, our volunteers and each and every participant who joined us this weekend,” said Kyle Davern, walk manager, Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Bloomington. “While the event itself is an important way for individuals and families who are impacted by the disease to come together in a spirit of hope, fundraising doesn’t have to stop at the finish line. We are so close to reaching our goal of $127,500, and donations to the 2019 Walk can continue right up until the end of the year to help push us over the fundraising finish line, too.”
The money raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s supports local care and support programs available to the community free of charge, including caregiver support groups, education programs, and the 24/7 Helpline. It also funds Alzheimer’s and dementia research taking place in Indiana, across the country, and around the globe.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Indiana alone, there are 110,000 people living with the disease and 340,000 caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sis the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.orgor call 800.272.3900.