Amblin for Alzheimer’s 2014!
In 2014, Amblin’ for Alzheimer’s celebrates 10 years of walking until a cure is found. Since the walks inception in 2005 our generous community has walked and raised over $500,000 for our programs and services. What began with 146 walkers raising $30,000 has grown to as many as 289 walkers! Our success is due to a generous commitment of a caring community.
Join Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska at Amblin for Alzheimer’s 2014, a walk to support individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in Alaska. The walk will be held Saturday, May 17 at the Kincaid Park Chalet.
This is the largest awareness and fundraising event in the state dedicated to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia (ADRD). Alzheimer’s Resource of Alaska hopes to reach its goal of raising $80,000 to help frail elders throughout the state. Registration is now open online at AlzAlaska.org. The walk begins at 11:00; registration starts at 10:00. Food, music, prizes and activities will be available for everyone who participates.
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 also all those around them. 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.