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Clarion Walk to End Alzheimer’s Raises Over $30,000

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by Joanne Bauer

Clarview 1CLARION, Pa. – More than 150 residents from Clarion County joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Clarion County Courthouse in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.

(Photos by Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.)

Participants raised more than $30,000.00 to support the care, support, and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

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“I’m so proud of this community for coming together and helping us raise funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association to help continue to provide programs and services in this area as well as fund research for a cure,” said Jennifer Brownlee, Walk Manager.

“We would not be as successful as we are without the generosity of our sponsors, participants, committee and volunteers.”

Memory Lane’s Forget-Me-Nots was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more $7,000.00.

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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 dementias. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 400,000 people living with the disease and 676,000 caregivers.

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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sis 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 Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®.

Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.


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