Alzheimer’s Association walk raises $43K.

September 17, 2018

Alzheimer’s Association walk raises $43K.

LUDINGTON — More than 240 people participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 15 at Waterfront Park in Ludington. Participants raised more than $43,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. With this year’s totals added in, the Ludington Walk has raised nearly $375,000 since it began in 2001.

“We were thrilled to see so many Ludington residents come out to support this year’s event,” said Melissa Goodson, Development Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Ludington has seen incredible growth since it began. As the number of people affected by this disease has grown every year, so has the community’s dedication to fighting back.”

In Michigan alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and 514,000 caregivers.  In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Donations for the Walk will continue to be accepted online at alz.org/walk.

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