More than 130 participants gathered Oct. 3 at the New River Community & Technical College for the annual Lewisburg WALK to End Alzheimer’s disease.
The WALK, which is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter, brings together people in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. Teams collect donations, which are presented at the organization’s Bank Day three days before the race. This year’s teams collected just shy of $13,000 in donations to date.
“Because of these dedicated participants, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit fundraiser of Alzheimer’s research,” said Laurel Waller, executive director of the Association’s West Virginia Chapter. “Participating in the WALKS is a truly moving and rewarding experience for all those involved.”
Participants learn about Alzheimer’s disease and ways they can get more involved. These include advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment to support programs and services and more.
The Alzheimer’s Association is still accepting donations as part of the LewisburgWALK event. To make a donation, visit www.alz.org. All money raised will help support much needed Alzheimer’s programs in the Lewisburg area.