Despite the rainy weather over the past two weekends, thousands of people turned out for the 2011 Walk To End Alzheimer's. Locally, walks took place on September 18th in Chicago at Montrose Harbor, and on Setpember 24th in Highland Park at Sunset Park.
And it's not over. There are/were 30 Walks scheduled in Illinois this fall. More Alzheimer's Walks are happening this coming weekend, on October 1st at Independence Grove, as well as in Joliet at Rock Run Forest Preserve.
Home Instead Senior Care's teams have committed nationwide to raise $200,000 for The Alzheimer's Association. The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the main fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association. The money goes towards research and support. Thousands of family caregivers have received invaluable support from the Alzheimer's Association in the form of resources, advice, counselling, and a 24 hour help line.
In the United States, an estimated 5.4 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and someone develops the disease every 69 seconds. Unless something is done, as many as 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s in 2050 and someone will develop the disease every 33 seconds. In 2010, 14.9 million family members and friends provided 17 billion hours of unpaid care to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias – care valued at $202.6 billion. (Source: Alzheimer's Assoc.)
In the North Shore Walk, Home Instead Senior Care was the leading team in fundraising! THANK YOU to all of our team members who helped and contributed!
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