Walk to end Alzheimer’s engages and inspires Logan community

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Logan and surrounding communities to Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Utah State University’s Ralph Maughn Track & Field on September 10, 2011 at 8:30 am. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association is partnering with USU Researchers in the Cache Memory Study to increase awareness and funding for Alzheimer’s research. Participants can decide to register for a 5K competitive run or to walk around the track and raise funds with each step. All participants will enjoy a free breakfast, vendor booths from your local community, drawings for multiple prizes, and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. To register as a runner or to create or join a team, go to www.alz.org/utah. “There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Logan to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Jack Jenks, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 32,000 residents of Utah living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.” About the Alzheimer’s Association: The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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