01 Sep Join Us at Walk4ALZ & Run4ALZ 2019
Get your sneakers on! Everyone’s favorite Orange County Alzheimer’s walk is back again this year on November 9th, 2019 to to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and programs as well as fund important research toward eradicating this disease.
Here’s what you need to know about this year’s Walk4ALZ & Run4ALZ 2019:
Why is This Event so Important?
Did you know that 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s today, and every minute another individual develops the disease? In 2019 alone, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost our nation a staggering $290 billion, including $195 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments. And these figures are rising every year. That’s why critical research is so important so that together we can improve the future of Alzheimer’s in America.
Where Does the Money Go?
The funds raised by this particular event are also used to support the individuals who are impacted by the disease in our local communities. Alzheimer’s Orange County has been serving the area for 35 years with free programs and services, like their telephone Helpline, caregiver support groups, and more.
How Can I Participate?
There are many ways you can participate in making this event a success and making Alzheimer’s disease a thing of the past.
- Join as a Runner: Whether you’d prefer to walk the 2-mile course or to run the 3.1-mile course, this event is perfect for any level of activity! There is no cost to register, but you are encouraged to fundraise to support the cause.
- Make a Donation: If running isn’t your thing, consider making a donation online to make a difference in Orange County. Every dollar collected has an impact on our community and the folks who are struggling with this illness on a daily basis.
- Become a Volunteer: These events are always more successful with the help of wonderful volunteers. Sign up online and see just what kind of tasks you can help with.
CareAgape Senior Homes’ Enduring Commitment
“We are very proud to be associated with an organization that is doing such vital work for the Alzheimer’s community,” says Joey Alvarez, head of CareAgape, Inc.. CareAgape Senior Homes has been a proud sponsor of the Orange County Alzheimer’s Association for the past five years. We have more than 20 homes in Orange County, which include many residents with Alzheimer’s or mild dementia.
For more information on how we’re making a difference in the lives of people living with memory disorders like Alzheimer’s and dementia, visit our website or give us a call at (714) 646-6750.