The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Greeley set for Sept. 30 at Bittersweet Park – Colorado News

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Greeley set for Sept. 30 at Bittersweet Park – Colorado News

The Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Greeley will take place 9:30 a.m. Sept. 30.

More than 600 people are expected to participate, according to a news release. Walks across the state raise money for the association’s programs to provide education, care and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

“We are already actively engaged in recruiting walkers, teams and sponsors for the Greeley walk because we have a very ambitious fundraising goal,” said Gene Sobczak, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado, in the release. “The 11 Walks to End Alzheimer’s across the state are the primary source of funds for services offered through the Colorado chapter, and we have a target of $52,000 for the 2017 Greeley walk alone.”

Proceeds from the walks help the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado provide essential programs and free services to people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, as well as their caregivers and families.

The 2017 Greeley Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Bittersweet Park, 35th Avenue and 16th Street. Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk at 9:30 a.m.

According to the release, 69,000 Coloradans live with Alzheimer’s today. Those rates are projected to increase 33 percent by 2025. An estimated 244,000 volunteer Colorado caregivers provided 277 million hours of unpaid care in 2016.

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To register for Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, volunteer or make a donation, go here. For more information on Alzheimer’s, call the Alzheimer’s Helpline at (800) 272-3900….

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