September is World Alzheimer’s Month and today, September 21st, is Alzheimer’s Action Day. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nations largest event to raise money for research and support for this disease and Divine Home Care is participating in the Willmar Walk on Saturday, October 6th. In addition to raising funds, the Walk provides a wealth of information about the disease as well as resources for support and other ways to get involved and become an advocate.
What makes the Walk such a special experience is that everyone participating has been affected by the disease in some way. Just on our team alone, someone has lost their grandmother to Alzheimer’s, someone is currently the caregiver for her mom who has the disease, some of our nurses care for clients with memory loss and some of us who haven’t been directly impacted are participating to support those who have. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. We must join together to help find a cure.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2011, more than 39,000 teams participated in nearly 650 Walks across the country. They raised more than $47.2 million! You can click here to find a Walk in your area. You can help these numbers grow! The details for the Willmar, MN Walk are below:
Location: Robbins Island Park, N Hwy 71, Willmar, MN
Date and Time: October 6, 2012
- 10:00 AM Registration
- 11:00 AM Opening Ceremony
- 11:30 AM 1.5 mile walk
Coordinator: Carol Thelen, 320.257.0699
It’s not too late to get involved! Contact Carol Thelen at the Alzheimer’s Association if you would like to join the Walk, if you need support or you have Alzheimer’s. You are not alone in this battle.