BLOOMINGTON – About 530 Bloomington-area residents participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Bloomington at Switchyard Park on Sept. 11, 2022.
The event raised more than $110,000 to support the care, support, and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“It was a rainy day, but we were able to gather inside the Pavilion, and the weather couldn’t put a damper on the spirit of this community,” said Julie Moore, senior director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “This was our chapter’s first Walk of the 2022 season, and it is always so touching to see people living with the disease, current caregivers, those who have lost loved ones, and those who simply support our mission come together to fight this disease. We’re grateful to each and every person who supported this year’s Walk.”
Fundraising will continue through the end of the year, and those who didn’t participate can still donate to the Walk at act.alz.org/bloomington.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a great opportunity to not only raise funds to fight the disease but also to raise awareness of the free resources available to all those affected by it,” said Natalie Sutton, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “The impact of this disease will only continue to grow, and we encourage anyone who needs support or has questions about the disease to reach out to us.”
Free, around-the-clock support and resources are available via the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900. Information on local education programs and support groups is available at alz.org/Indiana/programs.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States.
Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Indiana alone, there are about 110,000 people living with the disease and 216,000 caregivers.