Raising Awareness and Funds for Alaskans with Dementia
Anchorage, AK, May 19, 2013 – Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska and Amblin for Alzheimer’s 2013, a walk to support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in Alaska. raised approximately $64,000 on May 18. The walk began with food, music, prizes and art activities available for everyone who participated.
This is the largest awareness and fundraising event in the state dedicated to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (ADRD) and has raised $500,000.00 in 9 years of walking.
This is the time to get involved. Alaska has one of the fastest growing aging populations in the nation. Over 6,000 Alaskans are currently affected by ADRD and with baby-boomers just beginning to reach retirement age that number is expected to nearly double in the next ten years. Alzheimer’s not only affects the individual diagnosed but all those around them. In 2010 nearly 31,000 Alaskans provided $213 million worth of unpaid care by providing for a loved one with dementia. It is important that we show our support by raising awareness and funds for programs and services dedicated to assisting those who need it most.
Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and the state’s leading source of information, services and support for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. The non-profit organization serves the entire state and is dedicated to ensuring quality of life until a cure is found. All funds raised from this event will remain in Alaska and go to the benefit of Alaskans.
For more information on classes or events, please visit www.AlzAlaska.org or call 561-3313.