It’s that time of year again! MAS Home Care of New Hampshire is participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Arms Park in Manchester, NH.
MAS Home Care of Maine will be participating in the Walk on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at the Hollywood Casino Raceway at Bass Park in Bangor, ME!
MAS Home Care’s clients, caregivers, family and friends are welcome to join in the day or donate to a terrific cause. This year our goal is $3000!
The Alzheimer’s Associations aims to “eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.” To support their mission, the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held in over 600 communities nationwide. Individuals of all ages are encouraged to participate in the nation’s largest event.
Currently there are approximately 5 million victims of Alzheimer’s disease, a condition that affects cognitive thinking and memory. Changes in behavior are also a symptom of this life altering disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Aside from the physical sufferers, 15 million caregivers are also affected. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funding for support of these 20 million people and their loved ones, as well as research that could hopefully lead to a cure for future generations.
There is no fee to register for the walk, but participants are expected to fund-raise as their contribution. Easy to use tools are available to help you in the attainment of your fundraising goal. Not only is money collected, but the efforts of community members spread awareness, creating more advocates for the advancement of Alzheimer’s research. Chances are you, someone you know, or someone you will know is deeply impacted by this distressing disease.
Help MAS Home Care in backing this wonderful event. For more information on Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit their website.