LOGAN – “It is estimated that more than one in four families in Cache County are going to be impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, either with a loved one having it, a neighbor or a close friend,” according to Amy Anderson, Co-chair of Cache County – Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, 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.
This year’s event in Cache County will be held Saturday, Sept 21 at 9 AM – 12 PM at Merlin Olsen Park, 100 South 200 East, in Logan.
The primary purpose of the event, “is to raise awareness about the impact of Alzheimer’s disease on families and individuals and give people the resources they need to cope with and best care for their loved ones,” said Anderson.
Pat Sadoski will be participating in the event again this year. She will be walking to honor her older sister, Kathy, who died of Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 69.
“When my sister was diagnosed, it was just an awful moment for our family,” said Sadoski. “It was unbelievable. There’s something about it robbing your intellect that I find incredibly offensive. There is no fight in this. It wins, right now at least,” she said.
Sadoski said the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event is a great “opportunity to get together with like-minded people that care about the same things and raise money” in support of research, caregivers and individuals that suffer from the disease.
There is no cost to register for the walk, but “we hope that people are generous and donate,” said Anderson.
Organizers are hoping to raise $40,000 during this year’s event.
For more information or to register for the event, visit here.