Alzheimer’s Walk raises $132,000 in Evansville

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Courtesy: Alzheimer’s Association

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Close to 1,000 residents from the Evansville area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 14th in downtown Evansville.

Participants raised more than $132,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

Eyewitness News’ Ron Rhodes was the emcee and The Road Riders for Jesus motorcycle group led the Walk.

Walnut Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center was the top fundraising team at this year’s Evansville Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising almost $9,300.

Walkers learned how to further get involved with this cause; from advocacy opportunities and clinical studies to support programs and other services.

In Indiana, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 340,000 caregivers.

You can still donate until the end of the year by clicking here.

In the U.S., more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth-leading cause of death and only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed.

Courtesy: Alzheimer’s Association

OWENSBORO, Ky. (WEHT) – Close to 450 residents from the Owensboro area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 12th at Smothers Park.

Participants raised nearly $66,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

Wellington Parc was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more than $6,200. Their investment in the cause stems from their connection as this facility specializes in the care and support of those suffering from Alzheimer’s and related diseases.

Walkers did more than turn in their fundraising dollars and complete the two-mile walk. They learned more about Alzheimer’s disease and how to further get involved with this cause; from advocacy opportunities to clinical studies to support programs and other services.

The event also included a promise garden ceremony, which is a tribute to those who have experienced, or are experiencing, Alzheimer’s in their lives.

In Kentucky, there are more than 73,000 people living with the disease and 273,000 caregivers.

You can still donate until the end of the year by clicking here.

Courtesy: Alzheimer’s Association

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(This story was originally published on Nov. 26, 2019)

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