Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $43k. 

September 18, 2017

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises $43k. 

LUDINGTONMore than 300 people participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16 at Waterfront Park in Ludington. Participants raised a record total of $43,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

“This year’s event was incredible,” said Kayla Myers, walk manager for the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. “We often say that the Walk is like the world’s biggest support group. To see so many people in Ludington coming together to support one another and raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s is truly inspiring.”

In Michigan alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and over half a million 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 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

For more information or to make a donation, visit alz.org/walk.

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