Participants Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research.

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® . The Waupaca Walk will be held Saturday, September 8. Registration begins at 8:30 am at the Waupaca Senior Center, 407 School Street and Walk festivities begin at 9:30 am.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is more than a walk; it is an experience for thousands of walkers from across the area who gather each year to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s care and support services here in Wisconsin. Thousands of others lend their support through contributions and pledges. The area business community also participates through sponsorship gifts and prize donations.

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. 1 in 8 Americans, age 65 and above, have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. This number will increase 30% by year 2025.

In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy food and beverages, raffle drawings, games, entertainment, and a special program to honor those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. The Walk is open to everyone! Start or join a team today! Go to at www. alz.org/walk to register.

“There has never been a greater need for residents of the Fox Valley to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Chris Enslin, Chair of the Waupaca Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to hundreds of residents in the area who are living with Alzheimer’s today. Your support will also contribute to advancing critically-needed research.”

Other walks in this area include: Berlin, September 8; Green Bay, September 22; Fish Creek and Two Rivers September 29 and Appleton October 6.

To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 1.800.272.3900 or visit www.alz.org/gwwi.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our 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.

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