Volunteers needed to plan local walk to end Alzheimer’s

The previous event raised over $100,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research in 2017.

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:30pm
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The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter is looking for volunteers to help plan the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Redmond. This year’s event is being held September 23 at the Redmond Municipal Campus.

Volunteers are asked to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee, which helps grow the event by recruiting new teams, marketing the event in the community and securing sponsorships. Committee members also help with event production and logistics.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the third largest event of its kind in the country. Last year, 400 people participated in the Redmond Walk, raising over $100,000. Funds raised for the event are used for Alzheimer’s research and to provide care and support for local families impacted by the the disease.

In Washington State there are over 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and another 340,000 unpaid caregivers providing their support. It is the third leading cause of death in Washington, and the only one in the top 10 without a way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression.

If you are interested in volunteering for the Redmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please contact Andrea Simmonds, Event Manager, at: (206) 529-3878 or asimmonds@alz.org.

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