Alzheimer’s walk tops goal, raises more than $115,000


More than 600 residents from the Columbus area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease Sunday at Mill Race Center in Columbus.

Participants raised $115,223, exceeding the Greater Indiana chapter’s goal of $98,000, according to organizers.

"We couldn’t be more thrilled with the support we’ve received from this community," said Kyle Davern, manager of the walk. "The event itself is an important way for individuals and families who are impacted by the disease to come together in a spirit of hope, and every dollar raised has an impact long after the last participant crosses the finish line."

The money raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s supports local care and support programs available to the community free of charge, including caregiver support groups, education programs and the around-the-clock helpline. It also funds Alzheimer’s and dementia research taking place in Indiana, across the country and around the globe.

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More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementia illnesses. In Indiana alone, there are 110,000 people living with the disease who have 340,000 caregivers.

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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. Now, the association leads the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

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