Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to Adams County Fairgrounds Aug. 18

Generous individuals are being asked to “move” in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the 2018 Adams, Brown and Highland Counties “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at the Adams County Fairgrounds in West Union on Saturday, Aug. 18. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk start will begin at 10 a.m.

As the primary national fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is an annual event that brings the community together to remember and support those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Proceeds from the event will directly fund programs and services of the Southeastern Ohio branch office of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, serving families in Adams, Brown and Highland counties. Association programs and services are provided free of charge.

“Alzheimer’s disease touches many families in Adams, Brown and Highland counties. The Walk is a way for the community to come together in support of these families and the important services and programs we provide as a chapter, said Annemarie Barnett, Development director with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only disease in the top 10 without an effective treatment or form of prevention. Alzheimer’s is also our nation’s most expensive disease, costing our Medicaid and Medicare systems nearly $180 billion last year. Today, more than 5.7 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and that number is expected to more than double within the next 20 years.

Last year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in West Union attracted more than 300 participants and raised $47,000.

For more information about the Walk, call Donna Damon at (800) 272-3900 or email dodamon@alz.org. You can register online by visiting the Chapter’s web site at alz.org/cincinnati.

The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati serves 27 counties in Southern Ohio, Southeastern Indiana and Northern Kentucky where an estimated 50,000 people have Alzheimer’s disease.

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