July 16, 2012

istock_000004151552xsmallNationally, more than 5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease and nearly 11 million more are serving as caregivers. Families in the Miami Valley are no exception to these statistics. Bethany Village’s Courtyard Park memory support center, which opened in 2009, is dedicated to helping residents face the challenges of living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

To demonstrate our support for the Miami Valley Alzheimer’s Association, Bethany Village/Graceworks Lutheran Services is once again a benefactor-level sponsor of the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Last year, more than 50 Bethany employees and residents signed up for the event. This year’s two to three -mile walk takes place on Saturday, September 22, at Dayton’s Carillon Historical Park. Registration/check-in is at 8:30 a.m., with the walk kicking off at 10 a.m. Click to register!

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is held annually in the fall in nearly 600 communities nationwide, is the country’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support, education and research. Since 1989, this all-age, all-ability walk has mobilized millions to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, raising more than $347 million for the cause. Money raised in each community goes to the local association chapter.

The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

Today, more than half of all Americans know someone with Alzheimer’s. Write a comment about your level of awareness of Alzheimer’s and why you want to see an end of this disease.

 

 

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