Northwoods communities raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s
Grace Lodge and Cumberland Heights, Taylor Park and Friendly Village and Milestone Senior Living are pleased to support the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Rhinelander. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs. Residents and staff of Grace Lodge and Cumberland Heights, Taylor Park and Friendly Village and Milestone Senior Living will participate in Walk beginning at the Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander on Sept. 15. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an inspiring experience that calls participants to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions. In addition to the walk, participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trials and support programs and services. Walkers will also enjoy a special Promise Garden, refreshments and awards.
“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,” said Maureen O’Melia and Pat Richardson, co-chairs of this year’s Walk committee. “We are proud to support Walk to End Alzheimer’s and the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter as they continue to provide valuable support services to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers while also supporting critically need research. We are aware of the dramatic impact Alzheimer’s has on individuals, families and companies, so we are committed to support the Alzheimer’s Association.”
To start a team or join a team, visit alz.org/walk, or call (800) 272-3900.