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Home Helpers Memory Keepers Walk to Support Alzheimer’s Research!

By Emma Dickison

 

Alzheimer's Disease Awareness

This past Saturday, October 6, the Home Helpers Memory Keepers gathered together for the third year in a row to pay tribute to loved ones and support a great cause at the 2012 Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

With 28 Home Helpers Memory Keepers team members and several four-legged friends, this year was our best yet! Through bake sales, silent auctions and everything in between, we surpassed our fundraising goal to contribute to the more than $300,000 raised by the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association – the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.

Home Helpers Memory Keepers

Alzheimer’s awareness and research is a cause that we at Home Helpers feel very strongly about because it affects so many of us on so many levels. I personally have lost two aunts to this devastating disease.

Since 2000, the number of Alzheimer’s deaths has increased by 66%, and this number will only continue to rise unless we take a stand!

  • Currently, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • One in eight older Americans has Alzheimer’s disease.
  • It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S., but the only one that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed.
  • More than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care valued at $210 billion for persons with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  • It costs the nation $200 billion annually.

Join us in the fight to end the Alzheimer’s epidemic and become an Alzheimer’s Champion today! For more information, visit www.alz.org.