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Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society Walk to Support Local Grandparents

Posted by matt on November 8, 2013
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The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society is inviting Southern Utah residents to unite in a movement to support services to local seniors who are caring for someone with dementia by participating in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society’s Fun Walk and 5k, at Pioneer Park in Hurricane, on Saturday, at 9 a.m.

The Fun Walk is free to all, however donations are critically needed and appreciated. The entrance fee for the 5k is $25 and each runner will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.

In addition to the Fun Walk and 5k, participants will enjoy information and activity booths, including an art therapy project.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society’s Walk to Support Our Local Grandparents is unique to Southern Utah. Since March 23, 2012, the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society has served local seniors with a full service office.  The Fun Walk is their annual event to raise funds to serve local seniors in the area. It is their mission to empower individuals, families and communities with resource connections, education and support to strengthen people who are dealing with the effects of dementia.

The walk is sponsored in part by Stephen Wade Auto Centers and presented by CNS.

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.
  • Where: Pioneer Park, Hurricane.
  • Contact: 435-319-0407 or sullivan.mitzi@gmail.com

 

Source: StGeorgeUtah.com

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