Columbus Alzheimer’s Walk Looking For Volunteers

Walk is Friday, September 20th

Between the years 2000 and 2017, there was a 145 percent increase in deaths from Alzheimer’s. Currently, 1 in 10 people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s here in the United States alone. Last night, our local chapter of the Alzheimer’s association had a new volunteer kickoff party at the Wicked Hen in Midtown to drum up support for the 2019 Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s that will be held on Friday, September 20th.  This annual walk is designed to help raise funds in the fight against this dreaded disease.

Autumn Amos, development for the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, gives major thanks to the teams that help raise money. “Last year, the Columbus walk raised $150,000. A lot of this money was contributed to the success, the fundraising success of our teams. A team can be a corporate team, a family team, a school, a church.” Every dollar raised from the walk stays in our community to advance research, care and support.

Don’t worry, if you were not able to make it to the kickoff party, you can still be a volunteer. Call 706-327-68-38 or click here to sign up.

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