Local Walk to End Alzheimer's Raises More than $20,000


Last updated 11/1/2020 at 11:49am | View PDF

Event Chair Sherrie Wallace was pleased with the number of walkers.

More than 130 area residents raised over $20,000 in this year's Tulare & Kings Walk to End Alzheimer's on October 3rd. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across the area.

"Even during these uncertain times, the community members in Tulare and Kings Counties stepped up to raise over $20,000 to support the mission of the Alzheimer's Association through the Walk to End Alzheimer's," said Sherrie Wallace, event chair. "I am so proud of the local support, allowing us to continue the free care and to provide the resources needed for those impacted by Alzheimer's and other dementia."

Internationally, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Funds raised at the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's support Alzheimer's care, research and advocacy.

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, making it the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.

"We are still receiving donations through December 31 to achieve our goal of $50,000," said Alzheimer's Association Regional Director Ashley Sodergren.

People can donate online at http://act.alz.org/visaliawalk or by mail to: Alzheimer's Association, Attn: Tulare & Kings Walk, 5075 Shoreham Pl., #240, San Diego, CA 92122.

The Alzheimer's Association is a voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support and research. For more information, visit alz.org or call 1-800-272-3900.

For more information about the local Alzheimer's Association chapter, support groups or education classes, visit http://www.alz.org/socal.


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