Did you know that more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease? Alzheimer’s is also the 7th leading cause of death in the U.S. So, what exactly is Alzheimer’s Disease? It is a brain disorder that gets worse overtime. Typically, the first symptom of Alzheimer is forgetfulness. Then as the disease progresses, other symptoms like confusion, changes in personality and behavior, trouble with organizing and expressing thoughts become apparent. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Each year, volunteers of all ages team up with the Alzheimer’s Association to become champions in a fight against Alzheimer’s. A typical walk is a 2-3 mile walk and currently there are walks in more than 600 communities.
You can do your part by starting your very own team and start fundraising for the cause. If you are unable to participate in the walk, Memory Walk is also looking for Team Captains now! As Team Captains, you don’t have to walk. All you have to do is to rally walkers and motivate them to raise funds and awareness for the cause. If you are interested to become Team Captains, please sign up early to ensure you have enough time to recruit a team and raise funds for the cause! There are also other volunteer opportunities like event planning and local event committee to help before and on the day of the Memory Walk.