Contact: Leah Shattuck,
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END
JOINS THE FIGHT FOR ALZHEIMER’S FIRST
Participants raise critically needed funds for
Alzheimer’s care, support and research
MERRILLVILLE, Ind., August 8,
2017 – The Alzheimer’s Association
invites LaPorte and surrounding county residents to unite in a movement
to lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor by participating in the
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Michigan
City Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented by Statewide Premier Partner Eli Lilly
& Company, will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 at Washington Park in Michigan
to End Alzheimer’s is more than a
walk. It is an experience for nearly 400
participants in northern Indiana
who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved -- from advocacy
opportunities and clinical
support programs and services. In
2016, the Michigan City Walk to
End Alzheimer’s raised $58,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year, the Alzheimer’s Association hopes to raise
momentum in the fight to end Alzheimer's continues to grow," said
Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter Executive Natalie Sutton.
"The Walk to End Alzheimer's is an inspiring event that brings Hoosiers
together in anticipation for a cure. Participants actively raise awareness and
funds to advance research and provide care and support services for Indiana
families facing Alzheimer’s disease."
In addition to the one or three-mile walks, participants will enjoy complimentary food and
family-friendly activities. Participants
honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with a poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading
cause of death in the United States
and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or
even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care
to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Indiana alone, there are 110,000 people are
living with the disease and 335,000 caregivers.
To start or join a team
today, visit alz.org/walk. To
learn more about the disease and available resources, call the toll-free
Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is
the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care,
support and research. In 2016, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana
Chapter hosted 12 Walk to End Alzheimer’s events throughout the state, raising
more than $1.8 million. 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 nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association
is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and
research. 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 alz.org/indiana or call 800-272-3900.
200 E Michigan Blvd. Michigan City, IN 46360 | P. 219-874-6221 | F. 219-873-1204 | email@example.com