Friday, August 10, 2007

Walk For Alzheimer's

Alzheimer's Disease is a common and serious brain disease affecting more than 5 million Americans. It gets worse over time and is the most common form of dementia with symptoms ranging from confusion and trouble organizing and expressing thoughts to changes in personality and behavior.

Alzheimer's Disease is something that affects more and more people each and every year. As there is so little currently know about how and why it's victims are affected, there is little that can be done to prevent it and even less that can be done to cure it. But some treatments are available and with treatment combined with the right services and support, life can be made better for the victims and their families. However, money is tight and resources and treatment options are slim. Help is needed to raise money and awareness for this cause so doctors can continue to move forward in finding a cure.

You can help!

The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $225 million. Team captains are needed NOW! Team Captains need to sign up early to ensure they have enough time to recruit a team and raise funds for the cause!

There will be a walk in our area, Weber/Davis County, on September 22nd, 2007 to be held at Riverdale Park. It will be 5.22 miles and you can sign up online. Remember to sign up early as team captain to assure that you have plenty of time to get a team together and raise your funds!

Fundraising efforts are already well underway for a lot of people, but you still have plenty of time to start up! Just don't wait! Get started today and walk with a purpose. Help move us closer to a world without Alzheimer's. Together, we can MOVE a nation!

Memory Walk

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