Local residents participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Sunday, Oct. 8 at Mill Race Park Amphitheater in Columbus. Participants raised $43,279 – and counting – to advance the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We have made incredible strides in the fight to end this disease, and we won’t stop until there is a cure,” said Xandra Dungan, manager, Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “We want to thank each sponsor, team captain, participant and supporter for helping us raise funds to continue advancing research and supporting those who are affected by this disease through free education programs, support groups and our 24/7 Helpline.”
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Indiana alone, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 216,000 caregivers.
Around-the-clock information and support are available free of charge. Visit alz.org or call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800.272.3900.