Alzheimer’s Association McHenry County Memory Walk Sept. 20
From press release
The Alzheimer’s Association—Greater Illinois Chapter calls on all residents in McHenry County to join them for the 2009 McHenry County Memory Walk, Saturday, Sept. 20, at Sunset Park in Lake in the Hills.
Momentum and enthusiasm are building as we get closer to the 2009 McHenry County Memory Walk,
said Kate McEnaney, senior manager of special events for the Greater Illinois Chapter.
Currently, we are seeking motivated team captains who are willing to lead the charge in the fight against Alzheimer’s! We encourage walkers of all ages and abilities. The course is wheelchair and stroller friendly. If you are unable to walk, you can still make a difference by visiting www.alz.org/illinois to make a donation.
Currently, there are more than a half-million Illinois citizens who are affected by this devastating disease,
said Erna Colborn, president and CEO for the Chapter.
As the baby boomer population enters the age of greatest risk for development of Alzheimer’s, this number will skyrocket. Memory Walk is vital to ensuring the future success of funding on a national level, and Chapter outreach programs that include a 24/7 helpline, education programs and conferences for family and professional caregivers, support groups, MedicAlert+Safe Return, care navigation services, early stage/early onset programs and advocacy efforts in Illinois.
Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $260 million for the cause. If you would like to register for the 2009 McHenry County Memory Walk, please visit www.alz.org/illinois or call (815) 484-1300.
From the September 16-22, 2009 issue
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