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Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer's
Michigan City, IN
09/06/2017 01:46 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        

Contact: Leah Shattuck, 317-587-2240, lshattuck@alz.org

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®

JOINS THE FIGHT FOR ALZHEIMER’S FIRST SURVIVOR

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 City.

Walk 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 studies enrollment, to 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 $71,000.

"The 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 will also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with a poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

More 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.   

Alzheimer's 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. 

Alzheimer's Association®

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.

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                        

Contact: Leah Shattuck, 317-587-2240, lshattuck@alz.org

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®

JOINS THE FIGHT FOR ALZHEIMER’S FIRST SURVIVOR

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 City.

Walk 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 studies enrollment, to 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 $71,000.

"The 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 will also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with a poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

More 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.   

Alzheimer's 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. 

Alzheimer's Association®

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.

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