Evansville ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ Scheduled for Saturday, September 21
The Evansville chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is looking for your help in their continuing fight against the nation’s sixth leading cause of death.
Over five million Americans over the age of 65 are living with Alzheimer’s while an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65 are afflicted with the disease, while studies show that a new case of the disease develops somewhere in our country every 68 seconds. Indiana alone reported 120,000 cases in 2010 with that number expected to increase 30% by 2025.
As one would expect, with the annual increase in cases reported, the cost to treat those patients also increases. The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that it will take $203 billion this year alone, with that number expected to increase to $1.2 trillion by 2050.
It’s numbers and figures like that which create the need for events like the annual Blondes versus Brunettes football game, and the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 21st.
Beginning at Old National Bank headquarters in downtown Evansville, registration will take place at 9AM with the walk starting at 10AM. Registration can be done in advance online through the event’s website.
If you’re a fan of doing things the old fashioned way, you can print a copy of the registration form and mail it to the following address:
Alzheimer’s Association Megan Mortis
101 NW 1st Street Suite 203
Evansville, IN 47708
For more info on this year’s event, contact Karen Oldham at 812-475-1012, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.