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Registration now open for 2014 Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer's in early September


This year's walk will take place on Sept. 6. (Photo provided)

This year’s walk will take place on Sept. 6. (Photo provided)

 
The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana is inviting teams and individuals to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the 2014 Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Association’s largest local fund-raiser will take place on the morning of Saturday, Sept. 6, at Waterfront Park.
 
“Nearly 3,200 supporters came together and raised $312,063 to help reclaim the future for affected family members and loved ones by participating in the Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s last year,” said Teri Shirk, executive director of the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Our goal is $354,000 this year, so we are encouraging participants to register early so that they have ample time to raise funds for the September event.” Participants can register online at alz.org or by phone at 502-451-4266.
 
Each walker will get to sign their loved one’s name on a colored pinwheel flower that will be planted in the Promise Garden to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
 
“A person develops Alzheimer’s every 67 seconds in America, and that timeframe will shrink to every 33 seconds by mid-century unless we find a way to stop this disease,” said Bonnie Hackbarth, this year’s Louisville Walk committee co-chair. “Funds raised for the Walk will provide care and support services to 67,000 Kentuckians living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to critically needed research to find a cure.”
 
Individuals and organizations are already planning third-party events to raise funds for their walk teams, and members of the public are invited to attend these as well. For more information on event details, contact Whitney Vogel at wvogel@alz.org or at 502-451-4266, or visit here.
 
The Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides services to 125 counties across Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including support groups, caregiver training and a 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
 
From Alzheimer’s Association of Kentucky and Southern Indiana


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